Brimscombe Port halfpenny token

Made:
1795 in England
maker:
Hancock, John Gregory

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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Brimscombe Port halfpenny, 1795. (DH Glos 60). Issuer The Thames and Severn Canal Co., 1795, ½d. Obverse Barge sailing (a Severn trow): ‘Thames and Severn Canal, 1795’. Reverse Entrance to the Sapperton Tunnel. Notes Canal building was a major industry in the late 18th century. The Thames and Severn canal linked the Severn at Wallbridge near Stroud with the Thames near Lechlade. The total length, including a branch to Cirencester, was about 30 miles. The Sapperton Tunnel was nearly two and a half miles in length and an engineering feat.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1977-381/75
Measurements:
diameter: 28 mm,
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Mr. J Newmark.