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Token - 1 Quarto, James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18693

Summary:
1 Quarto or Quart, Issued by James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
The Moorish Castle, of which the Tower of Homage and terraces are depicted on the token, was originally built in the 8th century AD.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.47 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Gibraltar
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1820 AD
Denomination: 1 Quart
Obverse Description: Lion seated facing left holding a key in its right paw; around above, PAYABLE AT JAMES SPITTLE'S; below, GIBRALTAR
Reverse Description: Tower of Honour of the Moorish Castle, around above, VALE UN QUARTO; in exergue, 1820
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820
References: KM#Tn8
Pridmore 26
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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