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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.797

  • Description

    Token for Highbury Barn, Islington; brass; inscription and two rosettes on obverse; reverse: inscription in centre and margin; perforated for suspension.

  • Authority

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.1 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        REFRESHMENTS SIXPENCE
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        HIGHBURY BARN TAVERN ISLINGTON
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        6D
  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 797 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    20 April 2005

    Treatment proposal

    clean metal tokens to remove foam residues.

    Condition

    Object has foam residues over surface and has reacted with the surface patina.

    Treatment details

    Brushed and swabbed with acetone to remove foam residues.

    About these records 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.797

  • Additional IDs

    • G.797
Token for Highbury Barn, Islington; brass; inscription and two rosettes on obverse; reverse: inscription in centre and margin; perforated for suspension.

Obverse & Reverse

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