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gaming-piece

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    MG.1214

  • Description

    Gambling counter; silver; obverse: incised pound sign with flourishes; inscription in panel; toothed border; reverse: same.

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 1.25 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        both sides
      • Inscription Content

        #
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        both sides
      • Inscription Content

        One
  • Bibliography

    • Montague Guest 1214 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    30 June 2005

    Treatment proposal

    clean metal tokens to remove foam residues

    Condition

    tokens covered in polyeurathane foam residues.

    Treatment details

    foam residues removed by brushing with acetone. objects renumbered and placed in self seal polyethelene bags.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    MG.1214

  • Additional IDs

    • G.1214
Gambling counter; silver; obverse: incised pound sign with flourishes; inscription in panel; toothed border; reverse: same.

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