Uruguayan 40 Centesimos

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Date:1844

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Uruguayan copper 40 centesimos, 1844


Diameter 38.5mm


The obverse features the national emblem of Uruguay, the Sol de Mayo (Sun of May), which refers to the May Revolution of 1810 that led to independence from Spanish rule. The Sol de Mayo has sixteen rays of alternate sizes and a face in the centre, which is very worn on this example. The inscription around the outside reads 'REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY' and the date is below. The reverse features '40' within a central ring with a banner above bearing the word 'centesimos'. These are surrounded by a wreath decoration.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.379 (66/17363)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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