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Started by Figleaf, November 21, 2012, 10:49:58 PM
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Quote from: Figleaf on November 21, 2012, 10:49:58 PMA highly appreciated recent addition:Davis Somersetshire 66Obv: crowned bust of Edward I - Frome Selwood token for 12 penceRev: radiating cross. Upper bar: MESSrs / WILLOUGHBYs. Left bar: Mrs SINKINS / H. RYALL. Right bar: W. SPARKS / W. GERARD. Lower bar: GRIFFITH & / GOUGH. Around: ONE POUND NOTE GIVEN FOR 20 TOKENS. 1811.According to Davis, Willoughby and sons were grocers; Mrs. Jane Sinkins was draper at Market place; Henry Ryall was grocer at Catherine hill; William Sparks and William Gerard were grocers at Market place; Griffith and Gough were grocers at Stoney street. It looks like a cabal of not overly rich people found a common interest in helping the public with change, while helping themselves to some seigniorage. Good for them.Davis says the text on the upper bar starts with AT. It doesn't on my specimen.Peter
Quote from: FosseWay on November 22, 2012, 07:57:56 AMI take it you've noticed that the L in SELWOOD on yours is retrograde? Is that a known variety or have you stumbled on something peculiar? The one in Malcolm's catalogue scan has a normal L.
Quote from: malj1 on November 22, 2012, 02:55:02 AMI would take a guess that the AT may be in the centre of the cross.