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Halfpenny: CM.GC.56-R

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Maker(s)

Wright, James, junior (Artist)
Swap, Alexander (Issuer)
Kempson, Peter (Manufacturer)

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.08 mm
Image(width): 28 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Dundee

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1941-05-22) by Girton College

Dating

Production date: AD/CE 1797

Components of the work

Object: composed of copper Weight 11.19 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: View of a church with tower at left, date above

  • Text: DUNDEE HALFPENNY / ST ANDREWS CHURCH / FOUND.D 1772
  • Location: Obverse
  • Design

Inscription present: View of ruinous crenellated gateway, artist's signature and star below

  • Text: COWGATE PORT / * THE LAST REMAINS OF OUR ANCIENT WALLS *
  • Location: Reverse
  • Design

Inscription present: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ALEXR. SWAP & CO.

  • Location: Edge
  • Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.GC.56-R
Primary reference Number: 164546
Dalton & Hamer: 21
Othernumber: 97-1941
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 September 2020 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Halfpenny" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/164546 Accessed: 2022-01-17 04:58:45

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