Taylor, Michael A and Bull, Richard (2015) A token found at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, apparently associated with Mary Anning (1799–1847), fossil collector. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society, 136. pp. 63-67. ISSN 0070-7112

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A lettered metal disc bearing the date 1810 and found
on the beach at Lyme Regis appears, but cannot conclusively be proven, to be a childhood possession of the young Mary Anning (1799–1847), later the famous fossil collector whose name and age it bears. An alternative, but problematical, possibility is that it is a retrospective commemorative token produced for sale to tourists in later years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 15:04
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 13:22
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1491

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