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Portsea halfpenny token

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Collection Coins and medals, Coins
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID MEC1837
Description Portsea halfpenny token. Obverse: Arms of the town of Portsea and crest above, dart in crest pointing below A. Legend: 'PORTSEA HALFPENNY 1794'. Reverse: Starboard broadside view of a full-rigged ship under sail, crossed laurel branches below. Legend: 'PAYABLE'. Inscription on edge: 'AT GEORGE EDWARD SARGEANTS PORTSEA'.
Date made 1794

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials copper
Measurements Overall: 29 mm
  • Portsea halfpenny token (MEC1837)
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