Manchester halfpenny token

Made:
1793 in Birmingham
maker:
William Lutwyche
artist:
Roger Dixon
and
Arnold

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Manchester halfpenny, 1793. (DH Lancs 135a). Issuer John Fielding, grocer, 1793, ½d. Obverse A man carrying a bale (probably cotton) on his back: ‘Manchester halfpenny 1793’. Reverse Arms and motto of the Duke of Bridgewater (the crest, a coronet, is not part of the Duke’s arms): ‘Success to navigation’. Notes The Duke of Bridgewater owned the first canal in England, built by James Brindley to carry coal from the Duke’s colliery at Worsley to Manchester, an important cotton centre.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/73
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J. Newmark.