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Obverse of the Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and a Head of "Cancer": P.535-1985

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Current Location: In storage


Obverse of the Coin of Nebuchadnezzar and a Head of "Cancer"
A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy


Printmaker: Linnell, John
Draughtsman: Blake, William




History note: W.E. Moss collection; Sotheby's 2 March 1937; bt. Keynes (£25)

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Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of the Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Measurements and weight

Height: 162 mm
Width: 253 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Geoffrey


Production date: AD 1828


Illustration to A Treatise on Zodiacal Physiognomy, by John Varley, London: Published by the Author, 1828

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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

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Support composed of paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.535-1985
Primary reference Number: 866
Essick: LVII
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 26 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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