Great Britain, Somersetshire, Bath, William Lutwyche (1754-c.1801, toymaker at Temple Row and, later, St Philip’s churchyard, he was responsible for coining a huge variety of trade tokens), Copper Halfpenny Trade Token mule, undated (c.1795), obverse: shield of arms (the city wall with two wavy bars for the Avon river and/or the mineral springs in the city, the sword is the symbol of St. Paul, patron saint of the Abbey and city), THE ARMS OF THE CITY OF BATH around, reverse: perspective view of buildings and a street, BATH STREET around, BATH. in exergue, edge milled, diam. 29mm (Dalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 63c).
Good extremely fine with some faded lustre, a few minor spots, rare.
Ex Lincoln “No. 1” Collection, acquired by F S Cokayne.