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Object ID # 1957.027.018
Object Name Coin
Title Belgian Coin (1904)
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1904
Artist A. Michael
Place of Origin Belgium
Description Small 10 cents Belgian coin (1904), with an intentionally-made circular hole in the centre. The name "A MICHAEL" is minted on the 10 centimes side. The other side has a crown motif (above the central hole) and "KONINRIJK BELGIE".
Provenance This coin was found amidst a group of coins and tokens owned by the late Mrs. Martha J. Urquhart (née Paterson) of Owen Sound, Ontario. There was a young soldier named Johnstone Urquhart with the 147th Grey (Overseas) Battalion, who left Owen Sound with the battalion and wrote a travel diary re their journey to England. This pocket diary is in the Grey County Archives now. The 147th was disbanded in England, and its men were assigned to other units as reinforcments. This coin was likely brought home by Urquhart as a souvenir of Belgium.
Collection Currency Collection
Material Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Urquhart, Johnstone
Urquhart, Martha J.
Subjects Coins