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Halfpenny: CM.2210-1918

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Die-engraver: Dixon, Roger (Uncertain)
Manufacturer: Boulton, Matthew




History note: Dewick 586.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 28.29 mm
Image(width): 28.33 mm
Weight: 9.93 g

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1918) by Dewick, E. C.


Production date: AD 1791


Edge partially engrailed

Components of the work

Object composed of copper

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Shield of arms of City of Glasgow

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: River god reclining right on urn inscribed "CLYDE" from which water issues, his left arm raised and holding paddle, date and engraver's signature in exergue

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: PAYABLE IN LONDON

  • Location: Edge
  • Type: Marginal inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.2210-1918
Primary reference Number: 165427
Dalton & Hamer: 3b
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 7 September 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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