Middlesex token, payable in Ireland, anti-slavery, 1789-1800.


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Token, copper, 28mm diameter. Middlesex token, payable in Ireland, anti-slavery. (DH Mddx 1038). Issuer Probably the Society for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, late 18th century. Obverse Chained Negro kneeling in supplication: ‘Am I not a man and a brother’. Reverse Two hands clasped: ‘May slavery and oppression cease throughout the world’. Notes The design of the kneeling slave was done by Hackwood for Josiah Wedgwood who issued ceramic ware bearing the design.


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Mr. J. Newmark.

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