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Token - 2 Quartos, James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18690

Summary:
Two Quartos or Quarts, Issued by James Spittle or 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. There appears to be a family group (James Spittle's?) of two adults and three children standing in the main tower window.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.202 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: 2 Quartos
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 DOS QUARTOS; in exergue, 1820
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: James Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820
References: KM#Tn9
Pridmore 25
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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