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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #90 on: February 20, 2018, 05:09:05 PM »
Appears to have been cleaned, unfortunately, but a fairly decent example nonetheless. "Atlas" penny token 1811, Tn#11.

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #91 on: February 20, 2018, 07:23:45 PM »
I thought the legend was somewhat uninformative if you'd want real money, having received 12 of these, so I set out to discover who issued them.

The issuers were John Beatson and George Copeland. They had a liquor store in Douglas, but were also agents for Atlas Fire insurance.

The missing link is of course oil lamps. If in your drunken stupor, you kick over an oil lamp and set your house on fire, you'd be happy with fire insurance and if you don't survive the fire, Beatson and Copeland will drink to your health and thank you for your business at your funeral :)

Peter
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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
Peter, I had been wondering where Atlas fitted into it. Thank you for answering my unasked question!  :)

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #93 on: March 18, 2018, 05:42:27 PM »
James Stanley penny. This one's Bath metal so KM#5b.

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #94 on: March 19, 2018, 06:31:59 AM »
 :o :o :o

Better than when struck ;)

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #95 on: October 03, 2018, 12:44:31 PM »
Two Atlas halfpennies. Pridmore 59 (KM#Tn4) & 60 (KM#Tn5)

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #96 on: October 03, 2018, 01:02:09 PM »
I have been seeking that second type for over 50 years without success.  :'(
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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2018, 01:18:00 PM »
Success came at a price Mal. :-X

Despite the poor condition I knew I'd not likely see another so used my 50th birthday as justification.  ;)

My other present to myself was this shilling.

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2018, 01:33:01 PM »
I have the shilling be it a poor one as its holed and repaired with lead.
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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #99 on: October 03, 2018, 04:28:31 PM »
I've seen it Mal. I'm probably nearly as familiar as you are with your IOM coins. ;)

I covet your 1815 mule - I've never seen another.  :P

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #100 on: January 22, 2019, 04:09:36 PM »
It's a flan flaw Peter.

Here's another on a half penny token - quite spectacular this one.



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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #101 on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:30 PM »
Did you break that one?

Very nice :)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #102 on: January 23, 2019, 12:35:31 AM »
No, not mine that one. Spotted on ebay. :)

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #103 on: February 26, 2019, 10:34:17 PM »
Latest addition, albeit lacking a triskelion. Douglas Bank half crown token, KM# Tn13.

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Re: Triskele!
« Reply #104 on: February 26, 2019, 10:47:41 PM »
A jalousatious acquitionary. Good grief, what a beauty.

Peter
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