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The LIGHT GUINEA, or the BLADE in the DUMPS.

January 2, 1774
Origin: England, London
OH: 14 9/16" x OW: 10 1/2"; Plate H: 14" x W: 10"
Black and white mezzotint engraving with period hand color
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1973-290
The lower margin reads: "The LIGHT GUINEA, or the BLADE in the DUMPS./ Dull are the Times, since Trade I first began,/ Our Gold was Sterling then, and true each Man;/ But now how chang'd are both, in this great Town,/ Our Money's bad, Our Men are Monkies grown./ Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, N.o 69 in S.t Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the Act directs, 2.d Jan. 1774."