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First Bristol Â£5 note. There is a photo of 2 girls taking part in St Paul's Carnival on the obverse and a drawing of a tiger in a hooded top before a wall with 'O Liberty!' (a quote from a Hannah More poem)graffitied on it on the reverse. The notes are mainly pink, with a silver gorilla on the obverse and Â£B symbols. Printed signature of 'People of Bristol' on the left hand side. Serial number BP05 0000001.
First Bristol one pound note, with stylized images of Bristol on obverse and rural scene on reverse. Obverse: Stylized images of Bristol icons in black on white background with central green stripe: deer (Ashton Court) fox (urban) cathedral, Ashton Court Mansion, City Museum, unicorn (Council House), Cabot Tower, steam crane, St Mary Redcliffe, mosque, Hamilton House (Stokes Croft), balloon, Suspension Bridge, bicyle (Cycling City sytatus), recycling dustcart (Green City status), trees, etc. Left side, 1 ONE BRISTOL POUND, issued by Bristol Pound CIC ... Reverse: Bicycle leaning against tree, magpie on handlebars, fox beside it, shadowy tree in distance, grass beneath them all. Green and black on white ground. Left side, 1 ONE BRISTOL POUND.
Twenty-eight 'GLORIA EXERCITVS' type Constantine I nummi from Arles.
British Empire Medal, awarded to Mrs Flora Cecilia Woodburn Bamberger. With ribbon and pin. Mrs Bamberger used to drive a mobile canteen, when Bristol was subjected to bombing she went to the scenes of the worst incidents in order to give the victims the comfort of a cup of tea and perhaps something to eat.
Copper coin (cartwheel penny) polished smooth and engraved on both sides with an inscription and embellishments. Thick lettering engraved with several lines per downstroke. Convict tokens engraved by the donor or by a professional convict, usually on the hulks or in gaol awaiting transportation. They were intended as a keepsake for the family or sweethearts of the transportee.
Polished copper coin engraved for a convict token. Design pricked into the coin, very worn on the obverse but clear on the reverse. Obverse: "TO / PA...Y / FROM / E MEREDITH / JUNE 12 / 1836" [possibly PADDY] Reverse: "A / TOKEN OF / LOVE AND / AFFECTION / FORGET ME NOT" Such tokens were made by the condemned or a professional convict whilst awaiting trial or transportation, as a keepsake for friends or family.
Polished coin (cartwheel penny) engraved as a keepsake, with image and text. Edges very battered.
Copper coin polished smooth and engraved front and back in a spiral. Faint guide line visible. Milled edge.
Unissued bank note printed on one side only in black ink. In the top left-hand corner is the Bristol Coat of Arms supported either side by two unicorns. On top are two crossed arms holding a serpent and a pair of scales. The motto underneath reads "VIRTUTE ET INDUSTRIA". In the centre of the note towards the bottom is an embossed three pence stamp. The following is written on the note: ONE POUND No Bristol CITY Bank I Promise to pay or Bearer on demand One Pound Value received For James Ireland, One Pound Henry Bengough, Joseph Haythorne, Matthew Wright & William Gore. Ent.d. The note is in very good condition.
Bankers draft printed on one side in black ink. Along the left-hand side are the initials of the partners of the company in copper plate writing. In the top left-hand corner are two crossed shields. One is the Merchant Venturers Coat of Arms and the other is the Bristol Coat of Arms. The following is written on the note: No Briftol Bank No 15 Corn Street. I Promise to pay or Bearer on demand Thirty Pounds Value received 17- For Ames, Cave, Harford, Â£Thirty Daubeny & Bright. Ent.d. The note is in fairly good condition, although the top right-hand corner is missing and there is some yellow spotting.
Cheque printed on one side of paper on pink paper in blue ink, with the handwritten part being in black ink. On the left-hand side are the initials of the partners of the bank within an "entwined " design. On the right-hand side of the cheque is an embossed impression of a one penny stamp. Just beside this are two identical stamps overlapping with "PAID 8 DEC 1866" The following is written on the cheque: No Bristol Old Bank [Dec 5th] 186 Mess.rs Baillie, Cave, Baillie, Edwards & Co Pay to the Order of [Mess.rs S Ward & Comp.y] [Eleven Pounds - nine shillings & three pence.] [& charge ?] [J.Shute ?]} Â£[11. 9. 3] } [Trustees] [? Prichard] } The cheque is in good condition with the exception of a small tear above the design feature on the left-hand side. On the reverse it is signed "Ward & Co"
Slavery token. "AM I NOT A MAN AND A BROTHER" is written around the edge. In the centre is a picture of a slave kneeling and in chains. "MAY SLAVERY & OPPRESSION CEASE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD" is written around the edge. In the centre are two hands gripping each other, in a shaking hands motion. "LIVERPOOL OR BRISTOL. PAYABLE AT LONDON" is written around the edge.
Brass 1 1/2 d token for George Wigens, The Dolphin Wine & Spirit Vaults, Marlborough Street, Bristol
Thick copper coin smoothed and engraved in a copperplate hand with flourishes between words and lines. "From an absent father".
Royal Bristol Volunteer silver medallet from 1814. Narrow plum ribbon. Inscribed with the motto 'In Danger Ready'.
First Bristol Â£10 note, with image of Hannah More against background of print of Bristol Old Vic on obverse and Totterdown terraced houses on reverse. Mainly brown (obverse), multi-coloured (reverse) with silver cockerel and Â£B symbols
One pound bank note; printed on both sides in black ink. On the obverse of the note, on the left-hand side is a design depicting the Bristol High Cross. The following is written on the note: No. A7662 Bristol Tolzey Bank. No. A7662 I Promise to pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of One Pound, Value received the  day of [July] 18 For Samuel Worrall & Andrew Pope. ONE POUND Ent.d. [J.Watson.] [And. Pope] The note is in good condition. On the reverse is a design comprising the partners initials W and R in the centre of the note, and the words "ONE POUND" and "TOLZEY BANK" within a lattice pattern along the bottom of the note. There is a bankruptcy stamp dated October 5 1819, issued by J.P. Harford at Taylors' Hall, Bristol.
First Bristol Â£20 note, with an image of Concorde and SS Great Britain with a profile head infilled with Clifton Suspension Bridge and with rays coming from an open skulll on the obverse and a child's painting of balloons on the reverse. Mainly blue (obverse), multi-coloured (reverse) with silver balloons and Â£B symbols
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