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Copper SCUM OF THE SCUM token fashioned from a coin by Boer prisoners held by the British at Ragama, Ceylon, 1902.: CM.711-2019

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 13 (Mellon)

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Copper SCUM OF THE SCUM token fashioned from a coin by Boer prisoners held by the British at Ragama, Ceylon, 1902.

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Notes

History note: Bought Dix Noonan Web sale 155, lot 357. Presented by The Art Fund as part of ‘Currencies of Conflict and Dissent’ project

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2019-04-29) by The Art Fund

Dating

Production date: AD 1902

Components of the work

Object composed of copper Diameter 30 g Weight 9.4 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Boer prisoner standing beneath tree; hut behind.

  • Text: BESCHAVING BRITISHCE . 1902 .
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: SCUM OF THE SCUM

  • Text: HERINNERING KAMP
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.711-2019
Primary reference Number: 302250
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Created: Thursday 5 August 2021 Updated: Monday 12 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 12 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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