Diademed bust left between the dates: 1837 1897 and the outer legend: BAN-RIGH NAN GAIDHEAL (Queen of the Scottish People) R. Foyers Aluminium, Scotland. Shield and motto within the legend: FOYERS · *· ALUMINIUM ·*·. WE 3038; BHM 3600. VF
British Aluminium bought 8.000 acres of the Scottish Highlands around Foyers in 1894 for the generation of hydro-electric power to refine aluminium. Foyers closed in 1967 and the generating station was sold to the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. In 1897 aluminium was a rare, relatively little known metal.
Ex David Rogers collection.
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