It was a coin
But what I had in my hand - what had been in my throat - wasn't scary. It was a coin: a silver shilling.
This is an original illustration from The Ocean at the End of the Lane written by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2019), illustrated by Elise Hurst.
Pen, ink and acrylic on warm off-white paper, signed by the artist.
Illustration area 30 x 28 cm, in grey mount.
Please note: The first image on this page is the closest colour match to the original.