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Creator:
Pinches (Medallists)
Title(s):

Albert Smith token.

Additional Title(s):

Albert Smith's Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1859, China

Published/Created:
Great Britain, 1859.
Physical Description:
1 token : copper ; 22 mm in diameter
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Tokens (Cabinet O)
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
The token was issued in conjunction with Albert Smith's entertainments at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. These performances included Smith's description of his travels to China in 1858.
Davis, W.J. Tickets and passes of Great Britain and Ireland, page 69/179
Brown, L. Catalogue of British historical medals, 1760-1960, 2658
Batty's catalogue of the copper coinage of Great Britain, Ireland, British isles and colonies, local & private tokens jettons, &c Middlesex 486
The obverse depicts a bearded bust of Albert Smith, facing to the right. In small letters at bottom: "Pinches."
The reverse bears text: "Albert Smith's Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1859, China."
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- England -- London.
China.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Smith, Albert, 1816-1860.
Form/Genre:
Tokens.
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