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token / mule

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    SSB,189.15

  • Denomination

    • halfpenny
  • Description

    Metal alloy token. Mule.(obverse) Bust facing to the left of Daniel Eccleston. Name inscribed in the field on the underside of the bottom of the arm of the coat. Legend inscription is incuse upon a broad rim.
    (reverse) A ship sailing on the sea. Inscription in a sectioned-off part at the bottom (Ex.). Legend inscription is incuse upon a broad rim.

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  • Authority

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • English Token
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 12.09 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        DANIEL ECCLESTON . LANCASTER .
      • Inscription Comment

        Part of the inscription above the dots reads clockwise, the part below reads anti-clockwise.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        THE LANCASHIRE HALFPENNY / 1794
      • Inscription Comment

        Date at the bottom reads anti-clockwise. The rest of the inscription reads clockwise.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse field
      • Inscription Content

        PONTHON
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse field
      • Inscription Content

        ACRICULT . MANUFACT. / & / COMMERCE .
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        edge
      • Inscription Content

        PAYABLE . IN . LANCASTER . LIVERPOOL . & . MANCHESTER .
  • Bibliography

    • Dalton & Hamer 57, p.71 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1818

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    SSB,189.15

Metal alloy token. Mule.

Obverse & Reverse

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