Skip to main content

One of twenty-three cut fractions of French 5-franc silver coins used as currency in Madagascar. This ‘monnaie coupée’ was withdrawn from circulation by the French colonial authorities in 1905. From DNW auction 30 September 2008, lot 4919:: CM.735-2008

Object information

Awaiting location update

Titles

One of twenty-three cut fractions of French 5-franc silver coins used as currency in Madagascar. This ‘monnaie coupée’ was withdrawn from circulation by the French colonial authorities in 1905. From DNW auction 30 September 2008, lot 4919:

Maker(s)

Ruler: Napoleon III (1852-70)

Entities

Categories

Description

5 francs, cut quarter (‘kirobo’)

France, Napoleon III, 5 francs, cut quarter (‘kirobo’), 5.84g.

Notes

History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2008-11-24) by Dix Noonan Webb Ltd.

Components of the work

Object Weight 5.84 g

Materials used in production

Silver

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.735-2008
Primary reference Number: 248816
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Monday 14 September 2020 Updated: Thursday 7 December 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "One of twenty-three cut fractions of French 5-franc silver coins used as currency in Madagascar. This ‘monnaie coupée’ was withdrawn from circulation by the French colonial authorities in 1905. From DNW auction 30 September 2008, lot 4919:" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/248816 Accessed: 2024-06-24 22:52:30

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/248816 |title=One of twenty-three cut fractions of French 5-franc silver coins used as currency in Madagascar. This ‘monnaie coupée’ was withdrawn from circulation by the French colonial authorities in 1905. From DNW auction 30 September 2008, lot 4919: |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-06-24 22:52:30|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-248816

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...