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William Bligh (1754-1817) and thence by descent to the present owners.
Rev. T.B. Murray. op.cit, illustrated p.33 'Lieut. Bligh's gourd, cup, bullet-weight, and book.' and p.34: 'The bullet is set in a small wasp-shaped metal plate, which Bligh afterwards used to wear suspended by a riband round his neck. Above the bullet are these words:
This bullet, ½5 of a lb, was the allowance of bread which supported 18 men for 48 days, served to each person three times a day.
On the obverse:
Under the command of Captain Will.Bligh, from the 28th April, 1789, to the 14th June following.'
Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Mutiny on the Bounty, April-Oct. 1989, no.88 (part).