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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1058

  • Description

    Liverpool Riggors' Association token; pewter; obverse: full-rigged ship; reverse: fouled anchor; inscription and signature.

  • Producer name

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.5 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        LIVERPOOL RIGGORS ASSOCIATION NO.314
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        J. TAYLOR. BIRM.
  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1058 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    21 April 2005

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    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 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1058

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1058
Liverpool Riggors' Association token; pewter; obverse: full-rigged ship; reverse: fouled anchor; inscription and signature.

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