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Barbados half-penny: CM.W.155-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Barbados half-penny


Hancock, John Gregory (Possibly)




Token made for use in the Plantations of Sir Philip Gibbes in Barbados


History note: Unknown

Measurements and weight

Weight: 10.61 g

Place(s) associated

  • Birmingham
  • Barbados

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by unknown


18th Century
Production date: AD 1792

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: An African man’s head in profile to the left, wearing the heraldic Prince of Wales’ feathers (three ostrich feathers encircled by a coronet) with letting below

  • Text: I·SERVE
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: King George III in royal regalia personified as Neptune riding the waves, enthroned in a sea chariot drawn by two hippocamps, and holding a trident

  • Text: BARBADOES · PENNY · 1788 ·
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.W.155-R
Primary reference Number: 312939
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 21 June 2023 Updated: Monday 29 January 2024 Last processed: Thursday 1 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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