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Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: unknown
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1650-1799
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 14 3/4 in x 10 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Uncolored engraving depicting both sides of a selection of Classical coins, some including cetacean motifs. With an elaborate border and title printed at top. Forbes pencil note in bottom left margin reads, "Early coins showing whales".