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Guinea case and four guineas

English
probably 1798
Marked by Unmarked


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.226

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Gold

Plain circular box with fitted lid.

Inscription

COINS: side 1: profile portrait of George III, Roman reference, laurel around head; "GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA." side 2: royal crown; MAG.BRI.FR.ET.HIB.REX.1798." DISCS: smaller and flatter than the coins, engraved each with a playing card in the diamond suit, Ace, 2, 3, 4.

Markings

no marks on case or coins

Provenance

By 1922, Miss Martha C. Codman. Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik; 1939, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxim Karolik to the MFA.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts