Trade Token Commemorating the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 1807, commissioned by Zachary Macaulay (1768-1838), the former Secretary of the Sierra Leone Company in 1814

Soho Mint, Birmingham, England, John Phillip, English, active early 19th century, G. F. Pidgeon, English, active early 19th century

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1814

Bronze

Diameter: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the John M. McDonald 1940 Fund

2013.95

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture: Medal

Classification

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscription

WE ARE ALL BRETHREN / SLAVE TRADE ABOLISHED BY GREAT BRITIAN, 1807; on reverse: Arabic inscription, translates as: ‘Sale of slaves prohibited in 1807, Christian era, in the reign of George the Third;verily, we are all brothers‘.

Course History

ANTH 12.13, Moving House in Prehistory, Benjamin Valentine, Spring 2015

Provenance

Neverbird Antiques, Surry, Virginia; sold to present collection, 2013.

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