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Accession No 1978-137-003
Name/Title banknote; shilling (5)
Primary Prod Date 1797
Brief Description Five shilling note from Carron Company decorated on the obverse with an oval picture containing three carronades in black ink. It is watermarked Carron Company inside an ornate rectangle. This is a promissory note and was printed from a copper plate engraved by Kirkwood and Son. The Carron Company was permitted to issue notes in Scotland during the Napoleonic Wars to meet the need for currency.
Printed on the obverse is "ESTO PERPETUA/ No. A Carron, MAY 1797/ On demand We promise to pay to/ Mr. D. Slee or Bearer the sum of/ Five Shillings Sterling, By order of/ a General Court of CARRON COMPANY:/ £5 Stg./ Entd. bR/ CARRON COMPANY" .
Primary Maker Kirkwood & Son
Measurement Part 0 - Whole
0 - Whole
Measurement Reading W 10.2cm (W 4")
L 13.2cm (L 5 3/16")
Measurement Type Dimensions
Dimensions
Associated Date May 1797
Associated Person Carron Co
Associated Place Carron Iron Works/Stenhouse Rd/Stenhousemuir/Larbert area
Subject Category Carron Company/Hanoverian/currency
Signature & Date printing:obverse:"ESTO PERPETUA/ No. A Carron, MAY 1797/ On demand We promise to pay to/ Mr. D. Slee or Bearer the sum of/ Five Shillings Sterling, By order of/ a General Court of CARRON COMPANY:/ £5 Stg./ Entd. bR/ CARRON COMPANY"
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