Middlesex token, Newgate, 1795.

Made:
1795
artist:
Allan Wyon
maker:
Peter Kempson

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Middlesex token, Newgate, 1795. (DH Mddx 396b). Issuer Unknown, 1795. Obverse View of Newgate Prison: ‘Newgate 1795’. Reverse ‘Payable at the residence of Messrs Symonds, Winterbotham, Ridgway & Holt’. Notes This token records the imprisonment of the four named men, for sedition, in 1794. The reference to ‘payable’ is, of course, satirical, the ‘residence’ being Newgate prison. Other tokens similar to this one were issued, sometimes by people whose names appeared on the edges.

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Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/100
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.
status:
Permanent collection

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