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Medal commemorating the 350th Anniversary of the Civil War. One of a series: Prince Rupert storms Bristol Castle 26 July 1643.
Twenty-eight 'GLORIA EXERCITVS' type Constantine I nummi from Arles.
Jasperware plaque, in frame, made by Josiah Wedgwood, c.1790 - 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?'. Abolition plaque.
2d copper token, pattern and legend on both faces, for Rennison's Grand Pleasure Bath Ladies' Private Bath & Fountain.
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.
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.
Obverse: Bristol Eg. & Ind. Co-op Society. £1. H.Smith.. B(irmingham). Reverse: Plain, except for beaded rim.
Vellum certificate from Royal Humane Society for Silver medal award (O.2403.1) for Axbridge Swiss (Basle) Air Disaster 1973 given to David Besley.
Abolition token - penny. Obverse: 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?'. Reverse: 'Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them'.
Colston School large bronze badge. 8 small holes in pairs for attachment. A paper label on the back states "635 Dolphin Badge Purchased 26-1-04". (Colston's crest was a dolphin, supposedly because on a voyage one of his ships sprang a leak and a dolphin wedged itself into the hole, so saving the ship, it's crew and cargo.)
Abolition token - farthing. Obverse: 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?'. Reverse: 'Advocates for the Rights of Man. Thos. Spencer. Sir Thos. More. Thos. Paine. 1795'.
Tea brick, made from compressed black tea leaves. The front is moulded into a picture of a Chinese arch or building, flanked by a tree on each side. Above the image are 5 stars in a horizontal line & below it is Chinese writing. All 3 sections are surrounded by a rectangular outline each. The back of the block is split into 16 rectangular sections, which would have made it easier for them to be cut into equal sections. The sections are decorated in a Chinese style. Tea bricks originated from the 9th century in the ancient spice trade routes of the Far East. In an effort to make tea more portable and to take up as little space as possible, tea producers compacted tea into tea bricks for easy travel. Tea bricks became so widely used and accepted that they served as currency during the 19th and 20th century in Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, and Northern China.
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