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forgery / token

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Denomination

    • halfpenny (contemporary forgery)
  • Description

    Alloy token with a plain edge; forgery.(obverse) Bust of a laureated and robed George III facing to the right. All enclosed within a wreath of oak containing thirty-nine acorns. No legend inscription.
    (reverse) A female figure seated on bale of merchandise, possibly Justice as there is pair of scales in her right hand and in her left a cornucopia of fruit. A ship sails in the distance behind her. An initial on the ground at the right. Date directly underneath the base line in a straight line. Legend inscription at sides and top.


  • Date

    • 1812
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • British Token
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 5.82 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        reverse field
      • Inscription Content

  • Bibliography

    • Davis 1969 51, p.255 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number


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