Gold Bar, Transvaal (South African Republic), 1901

Gold Bar, Transvaal (South African Republic), 1901

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One (1) gold bar
Transvaal, 1901
Top Text: RAYMOND. W. SCHUMACHER
Bottom Text: ROBINSON / G.M.CO. LD. / MAY 6TH 1901 / LEFT / OCTR 15TH 1899 / RETD / FEBY 17TH 1901
Edge Text: FIRST GOLD PRODUCED IN THE / TRANSVAAL AFTER BRITISH OCCUPATION.
Edge Text: DIVIDED WITH LORD KITCHENER
Description
This pyramid-shaped gold bar was produced in the Transvaal in May 1901 during the final phase of the South African War (also known as the Second Boer War) between the British and the ancestors of European immigrants (Boers) of the South African Republic. The engravings on each surface indicate the close relationship between the British and European mining entrepreneurs and British military officials.
For more information about this bar, see Figure 7: Ellen Feingold, Johan Fourie & Leigh Gardner (2021) A tale of paper and gold: The material history of money in South Africa, Economic History of Developing Regions, DOI: 10.1080/20780389.2021.1926232
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bar
Date made
1901
place made
South Africa: Transvaal
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 41 mm x 11 mm x 6.5 mm; 1 5/8 in x 7/16 in x 1/4 in
ID Number
NU.79.92.2
catalog number
79.92.2
accession number
1979.1195
Credit Line
Benjamin, Harvey G., and Norman Stack
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South African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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