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Fish Money: CM.1461-2015

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Fish Money



Bronze fish, dolphin-shaped body, plain on both sides, with perforated eye hole. Most numismatists do not regard these pieces as money, but as funerary items or coffin decorations.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-04-27) by North, Jeffrey J.


Circa -1000 - Circa -200

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Weight 11.53 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1461-2015
Primary reference Number: 238710
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 12 September 2019 Updated: Thursday 12 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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