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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    SSB,204.74.1

  • Denomination

    • shilling
  • Description

    Silver token.(obverse) A robed female figure seated to right on a mound, hold the model of a ship. Under the figure oval merchant's mark inscribed.
    (reverse) Four line inscription, the last line relates to weight.

  • Producer name

  • Authority

  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Irish Token
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 4.172 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        CONFIDENCE AUGMENTS THE VALUE
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        SOLD BY THE IRISH BULLION Co.
      • Inscription Type

        merchant's mark
      • Inscription Position

        obverse field
      • Inscription Content

        I B Co
      • Inscription Comment

        Stands for Irish Bullion Company.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse field
      • Inscription Content

        FOR / ONE . BRITISH / SHILLING / D 2 . 16 Gs.
      • Inscription Comment

        Last line stands for 2dwts . 16 grains.
  • Bibliography

    • Davis 1969 5, p.212 and pl.M, no.7 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1818

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    SSB,204.74.1

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