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18th Century Copper Token - Old Meeting House, Birmingham

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1939N161
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1797 - 1797

Maker Information

Maker:Peter Kempson - View biography for Peter Kempson

Notes

This copper token depicts the Old Meeting House. It is one of a set with views of Birmingham issued by Peter Kempson in 1797.The Old Meeting house was situated off Worcester Street, Birmingham. It was built in 1689. During the 1791 Riots, the building was destroyed but rebuilt later in a Classical style. The Old Meeting was eventually demolished to make way for New Street Station.

Presented by Wilfred Bragge.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:18th century
Material(s):Copper
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Warwickshire, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:29 mm