The Adam Park Project


A South African Shilling p.274

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 10/30/006 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No10 Adam Park Report No: Report No.18 Artifact Type: Coins and Tokens Production Date: 2013-09-13 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: Not taken Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

The most impressive coin, found adjacent to the syringe and pip at No.10 Adam park , was a pristine silver South African Shilling dated 1940.

Historic Context:

The coin had most likely been picked up when the Cambridgeshire Regiment had passed through Capetown on their way to Singapore. Probably a memento the coin may have been lost when the owner of the pip and syringe had emptied out his pockets at the time of surrender.

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