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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.
Silver penny of the Empress Matilda, Bristol Mint, with the Empress's head in profile with large beaded collar and sceptre, with cross moline on reverse. Tentative reading of the damaged reverse legend is basis for the attribution of the coin to the Bristol Mint.
George Pine's Distinguished Conduct Medal. Red and blue ribbon; vertical stripes. Medals O.1619-O.1623 swing mounted on a large pin.
Brass 1 1/2 d token for George Wigens, The Dolphin Wine & Spirit Vaults, Marlborough Street, Bristol
Commemorative medal, nickel silver struck for the City of Bristol, by the Tower Mint, December 1979. Jointly produced by the Lord Mayors office and the Museum shop.
Gold stater of Antedrig, dish-shaped, off-circular, with uneven edge at bottom right quadrant.
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