Token in copper, 33mm diameter. Known as "Seditio

Made:
1791 in Birmingham

Token in copper, 33mm diameter. Known as "Sedition Penny". Issued by the Anti-Republican Party in Birmingham, July 14 1791. obverse: Figure of Monster, with flag of Faction; "Our food is Sedition". Reverse: "Nourished toTorment"; Snake in grass intended for Joseph Priestley. The circulation of these much incensed the feeling against Priestley which culminated in the destruction of his house by the mob (ex-Gabb, NMM, V.68)

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1993-1355
Measurements:
diameter: 2 x 33 mm
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
National Maritime Museum
status:
Permanent collection

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