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Tin pattern with an inner copper ring on a round flan with an obliquely grained milled edge; edge badly chipped with sections missing especially on obverse. (whole)
A woman (Charity?) standing, holding an infant in one arm, and another by the hand, who holds a basket of fruit. A small lis at the end of the legend inscription which extends almost all around and followed by a cluster of nine dots. Toothed border on outer rim. (reverse)
Monogram of four initials with ones on the left inverted, crowned. Legend inscription all around with the beginning separated from the end by a cinquefoil at the top-centre which is proceeded by a cross composed of dots. Toothed border on outer rim. (obverse)
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Diameter: 21 millimetres
Weight: 3.33 grammes
- Curator's comments
- According to Peck catalogue "the pieces listed in this section have reverse designs or legends which point strongly to a private rather than an official origin. Most have one or both legends in English. The most common inscription THE POORES RELEIFE, which occurs mostly frequently is a typical 'petitioning' legend, quite unthinkable on an official pattern, and the style and workmanship of the five pieces which bear it are consistent with what might be expected of patterns submitted by private token makers. The edging, whether inscribed or grained, is in all cases relatively poor." According to the same source. "It has not been possible to date any of these patterns, but it is likely that the 'Poores Reliefe' pieces were made quite early in the reign: all are exceedingly rare."
- Not on display
- Fair / poor; edge badly chipped with sections missing especially on obverse.
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- Acquisition notes
- According to accompanying ticket "Lot 767" and "ex Hollis coll."
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