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19th Century Advertising Medal - Bisset's Museum, Birmingham

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1527.308
Collection:Coins & Medals


By the late eighteenth century, Birmingham had firmly established itself as the 'workshop of the world', home to innumerable industries producing everything from buttons, buckles, japanned and papier-mache wares to guns, whips, swords and steel toys. This nineteenth century medal served as an advertisement for some of these trades, as well as for some of Birmingham's principal attractions, including Bisset's famous museum and picture gallery and the Theatre Royal, both located in New Street.

Presented by John Staunton, William Staunton Collection, 1875.

Further Information

Production Period:19th Century
Material(s):White metal
Place of Origin:England - possibly

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Diameter:37.5 mm