Coalbrookdale Halfpenny Token

Made:
1792 in England
maker:
Thomas Wyon
and
Peter Wyon
artist:
Peter Kempson
Coalbrookdale half-penny token, 1792, illustrating iron bridge at Coalbrookdale and inclined plane at Ketley. 30mm Coalbrookdale half-penny token, 1792, illustrating iron bridge at Coalbrookdale and inclined plane at Ketley. 30mm

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Coalbrookdale half-penny token, 1792, illustrating iron bridge at Coalbrookdale and inclined plane at Ketley. 30mm
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Coalbrookdale half-penny token, 1792, illustrating iron bridge at Coalbrookdale and inclined plane at Ketley. 30mm
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Coalbrookdale half-penny token, 1792, illustrating iron bridge at Coalbrookdale and inclined plane at Ketley. 30mm diameter. rim legend: Payable At Coalbrook Dale and Ketley. 2mm thick. obverse: Inclined Plane at Ketley. 1789. scene of plane in operation. reverse: Iron Bridge at Coalbrook Dale. 1792. Erected Anno 1779. Span 100 Feet. scene of bridge and ship beneath on river Severn.

Details

Category:
Coins, Medals & Tokens
Object Number:
1941-20
type:
token
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • exchange medium
credit:
Hodgson, J.E.