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Other Name
COIN POUCH
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, METAL, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20010021007
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COIN POUCH
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
CLOTH, METAL, THREAD
No. Pieces
20
Height
0.9
Length
14.7
Width
6.6
Description
THERE ARE 19 PIECES TO THIS ARTIFACT. THE MAIN PIECE BEING THE ACTUAL POUCH, WHICH CONTAINS 17 COINS, AND ONE MEDALLION. 1)POUCH. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. LIGHT BEIGE WITH A YELLOW THREAD. THERE APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN STICKERS ON IT, WHICH ARE NOW WORN OFF. 2)COIN. 0.2 (H) X 2.4 (D) "1 FRANC", BRONZE "BON POUR", ON OTHER SIDE, "TUNISIE 1941". 3)COIN. 0.2 (H) X 2.2 (D) "ITALIA" "1939" PICTURE OF MAN ON REVERSE. 4)COIN. 0.1 (H) X 2.4 (D). SILVER, HOLE IN CENTER, "TUNISIE" "25 CENTIMES" "1920" "PROTECTORATE FRANCAIS". 5)COIN. 0.2 (H) X 2.6 (D) "2 FRANCS" GOLD COLOR "1941". PICTURE OF GREEK FIGURE ON REVERSE. 6)COIN. 0.2 (H) X 2.4 (D). SILVER EAGLE WITH AXE AND STICK BUNDLE IN CLAWS. "1941", BALDING MAN ON REVERSE. 7)COIN. 0.1 (H) X 2.4 (D). GOLD, HOLE IN CENTER, "R F" ON REVERSE "25 C" "1939", "LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE". 8)COIN. 0.3(H) X 2.6(D). GOLD, "COMMERCE INDUSTRIE" "1923" PICTURE OF GREEK FIGURE. ON REVERSE "BON POUR 2 FRANCS". 9)COIN. 0.2(H) X 2.2(D). BRONZE COLOR, PICTURE OF INSECT, "10" "1923", ON REVERSE, A MANS HEAD. 10)COIN. SILVER, HOLE IN CENTER "TUNISIE 10 CENTIMES" "1938" "PROTECTORAT FRANCAIS", ON REVERSE SIDE, ARABIC WRITING. 11)COIN. 0.2(H) X 2.6(D). GOLD, "TUNISE 1941" WITH WREATH AROUND IT AND ARABIC WRITING. ON REVERSE, "BON POUR 2 FRANCS" WITH WREATH. 12)COIN. 0.2(H) X 2.8(D). BRONZE, LANDSCAPE, MARKED "20, CENTAVOS, 1944." ON REVERSE EAGLE EATING SNAKE, MARKED "ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS." 13)COIN. 0.3(H) X 2.6(D) SILVER "ITALIA" PICTURE OF EAGLE "1942" ON REVERSE, A BALD MAN. 14)COIN. SILVER "ITALIA", GREEK FIGURE SITTING ON BENCH "1928". ON REVERSE "BVONO DA L.1" WITH SHIELD PICTURE. 15)COIN. 0.1(H) X 1.9(D). SILVER (DIRTY) BRANCH "50 CTS". ON REVERSE, 3D MAN "1966". 16)COIN. 0.2(H) X 2.1(D). SILVER "TRAVAIL FAMILLE PATRIE 1 FRANC 1942". ON REVERSE, A PICTURE OF DOUBLE HEADED AXE, WHEAT, AND "ETAT FRANCAIS". 17)COIN. 0.2(H) X 2.3(D). GOLD "COMMERCE INDUSTRIE 1923" GREEK FIGURE SITTING. ON REVERSE, "CHAMBERS DE COMMERCE DE FRANCE" "BON POUR 1 FRANC". 18)COIN. 0.1(H) X 1.3(D). GOLD, "COMMERCE INDUSTRIE 1923" GREEK FIGURE SITTING. ON REVERSE, "CHAMBERS DE COMMERCE DE FRANCE" "BON POUR 50 CENTIMES". 19)MEDALLION. 0.2(H) X 2.8(D). SILVER, CHRISTIAN IMAGE OF JESUS AND ROMAN SOLDIER. "ONORATE IL RE ** AMATE LA FRATERNITA * TEMETE DIO". ON REVERSE, A CROSS "ANNO SANTO" AND "ANNO XII ERA FASCISTA". SMALL LOOP AT TOP FOR THREAD.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
MILITARY
CURRENCY / MAUNDY
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THE DONOR OF THIS ARTIFACT, JOHN LLOYD KNIGHT, SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE (ALSO KNOWN AS THE DEVILS BRIGADE) DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. SEE RECORD P20000036001-GA FOR DONOR BIOGRAPHY AND BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FSSF.
Catalogue Number
P20010021007
Acquisition Date
2001-09
Collection
Museum
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