Middlesex halfpenny token

Made:
1793 in England
maker:
Peter Kempson
artist:
Allan Wyon

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Middlesex halfpenny, 1793. (DH Mddx 1034). Honouring Sir Isaac Newton. Issuer Unknown, 1793, ½d. Obverse Bust of Sir Isaac Newton: ‘Sr Isaac Newton’. Reverse A caduceus, cornucopia and olive branch: ‘Halfpenny 1793’. Notes Nothing is known of the origin of this token. Newton, apart from his well-known scientific achievements, was also Master of the Mint for a period.

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Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/61
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.
status:
Permanent collection

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