Leeds halfpenny token

Made:
1793 in England
artist:
Jean Pierre Droz
maker:
Matthew Boulton

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Leeds halfpenny, 1793. (DH Yorks 31). Issuer Harry Brownbill, silversmith, 1793, ½d. Obverse Bishop Blaze and a wool comb: ‘Success to the Yorkshire woollen manufactory’. Reverse Leeds cloth hall: ‘Leeds halfpenny 1793’. Notes This is a particularly fine token with excellent detail. The building is the Mixed-cloth Hall built in 1758. With some 1,800 cloth stands and its many windows for good lighting, the hall was a notable building.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/15
type:
token trade tokens, tokens, halfpenny and token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.