- Museum number
Silver commemorative coin. (whole)
Profile portrait of Toussaint Louverture at centre. (reverse)
Coat of arms of Senegal at centre. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 27 millimetres
Weight: 7.84 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Object label for 'A revolutionary legacy' (BM 2018): This coin was issued in Senegal, West Africa, to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It bears a portrait of Louverture based on a 19th-century print by the French artist Maurin. In 1807 the British government passed an act to outlaw the trade in enslaved Africans (although slavery itself remained legal in the British empire until 1833). At that time, parts of Senegal were under British control, having been captured from the French.
For the print on which the portrait of Louverture is based, see 1925,1214.120.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2018 Feb-April, BM, Room 3, Asahi Shimbun Display, 'A revolutionary legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture'
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Abolition of the slave trade
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number