Coins and medals, Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections

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Anti-slavery medal

ZBA2800
Coins and medals

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Collection Coins and medals, Michael Graham-Stewart collection, Special collections
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID ZBA2800
Description An anti-slavery half-penny. On the obverse is depicted an enchained slave kneeling to the right. It has the legend: 'AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER'. The reverse depicts two hands joined and the legend: 'MAY SLAVERY & OPRESSION CEASE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD'.
Date made circa 1790

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Michael Graham-Stewart Slavery Collection. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund
Materials bronze
Measurements Overall: 29 mm
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  • Anti-slavery medal (ZBA2800)
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