Middlesex token, London Corresponding Society, 1795.

Made:
1795

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Token, copper, 29mm diameter. Middlesex token, London Corresponding Society, 1795. (DH Mddx 286). Issuer London Corresponding Society, 1795. Obverse Fable of the bundle of sticks and ‘London Corresponding Society’. Reverse Flying dove carrying an olive branch and ‘United for reform of Parliament’. Notes The Society, founded in 1792, was one of a number formed in the late eighteenth century to spread doctrines similar to those in revolutionary France. The Society corresponded with other like-minded groups at home and abroad. The Corresponding Act of 1798 crushed all such radical societies.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/102
type:
token trade tokens, tokens and token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.