Leighton Buzzard halfpenny token

Made:
1794 in Leighton Buzzard
maker:
Peter Kempson

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Leighton Buzzard halfpenny, 1794. (DH Beds 3c). Issuer Chambers, Langston, Hall & Co., 1794, ½d. Obverse: Girl making lace under a tree: ‘Lace Manufactory’. Reverse: A lamb: ‘Payable at Leighton, Berkhamsted of London’. Lace was made at Leighton Buzzard and the company had a London haberdashery. Berkhamsted was the village in which S. Langston resided. The lamb was a motif used by haberdashers.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/1
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.

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