Somersetshire, Bath, W. Lutwyche, Halfpenny Token, c.1795

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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…
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Description

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.

Specification

Datec.1795
Token Group

Tokens

Token Category

18th Century

Token Region

18th century England

Token County

Somerset

Metal

Copper

ReferencesDalton & Hamer “The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century” 63c
Weight29 g

Provenance

Ex Lincoln “No. 1” Collection, acquired by F S Cokayne.

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