Birmingham tradesman's ticket for Lutwyche's manufactory

Made:
1788-1800 in Birmingham
artist:
Noël-Alexandre Ponthon
maker:
William Lutwyche

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Token. copper, 11mm diameter. Birmingham tradesman's ticket, n.d. [c1795; 1788-1800]. (DH Warwks 482). Issuer W Lutwyche, about 1790. Obverse Figure of Mercury standing on a pedestal with a shield annotated ‘Die sinkr’, and ‘Provincial coins & medals & engraver’. Reverse A coining press, with weighted handles and leather slings: ‘Lutwyches manufactory Birmingham’. Notes Lutwyche was one of the prominent manufacturers of tokens in the late 18th century. The designs on this farthing size token are well executed.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/29
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.