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Penny dented by a bullet

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

This George III Cartwheel penny was probably taken from the pocket of an infantryman at Waterloo. The penny had been hit by a musket ball at right angles denting the copper and bringing the ball to a complete stop, thus probably preventing the man’s death. Nothing is known of the soldier concerned. He was possibly killed in action, even if not perhaps by the ball that hit the penny.

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Thanks to the NAM

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