GILDED BRASS TOKEN. Brass medallion; obverse: portrait bust of Queen Marie Theresa to right and legend; reverse: pendulum clock and legend; date in exergue.
- Diameter: 226.4 millimetres
Inscription Content1677 [reverse]
Inscription ContentMAR.THER.D.G.FR.RT.NAV.REG. [obverse]
Inscription ContentCalibste sequitur motus [reverse]
The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate. Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- CAI.3252 (Ilbert Collection)
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