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Half Ackey coin token: CM.1698.1963

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Half Ackey coin token

Maker(s)

George III (1760-1820)
Mint: Heaton & sons

Entities

Categories

Notes

History note: Unknown

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Birmingham
  • Ghana

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1963) by Ritchie, Jean

Dating

19th Century
Production date: AD 1818

Materials used in production

Silver

Techniques used in production

Milled (coinage)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: head of George III, in profile to right

  • Text: 1/2 ACKEY TRADE / GEORGIUS III D[EI]. G[RATIA]. BRITANNIAR. REX. F[IDEI]. D[EFENSOR]
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: African Company of Merchants’ badge at centre, comprising a shield decorated with a merchant ship and a cornucopia with coins, crowned by the Royal African Company logo of elephant-and-castle, flanked by pair of heraldic supporters, sourced from the original Royal African Company coat of arms

  • Text: FREE TRADE TO AFRICA BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT 1750
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1698.1963
Primary reference Number: 312941
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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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