British West Afrcia 1/10 Penny

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British West Africa (Gambia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Ghana) copper-nickel 1/10 penny, 1836

Diameter 20mm

Circular coin with a central circular hole. The obverse features a six-pointed star made up of two triangles. The inscription 'BRIT/ ISH/ WEST/ AFRICA/ .19/ 36.' is in the six angles. The reverse features the denomination around the central pierced hole, flanked by decorative convex designs. The inscription around the outside reads 'EDWARDUS VIII/ REX ET IND: IMP', Latin meaning 'Edward VIII/ King and Emperor of India'. This inscription is divided by a crown. The script below is possibly Arabic.


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Donor ref:LEAMG : M469.1920.144 (66/16452)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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