Trade token (obverse), Penny, of Loch Leven, Kinross-shire

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Trade token (obverse), Penny, of Loch Leven, Kinross-shire

This is the obverse of a 1797 copper penny trade token of Loch Leven in Kinross-shire. Manufactured by Kempson, with dies sunk by Wyon, the token was for sale to collectors.

The obverse depicts a ruined castle with the surrounding text, 'LOCH LEVEN PENNY 1797/Q. MARY IMPRISONED IN THE ISLE AND CASTLE. A.D. 1567.'

In 1567 Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in the castle after her surrender at Carberry Hill and was forced to abdicate. After nearly a year of imprisonment, Mary escaped from the castle with the help of William Douglas, keeper of the castle's boats.

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Online ID: 000-100-083-544-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.361
Date: 1797
Material: Copper; very slight wear. Inscription: Obv: star LOCH LEVEN PENNY 1797 star / Q. MARY IMPRISONED IN THE ISLE AND CASTLE . A.D.1567; view of a ruined castle /
Dimensions: 36 mm D / Die Axis: 6.5
What: Trade token, penny
Subject: Trade tokens
Who: Kempson, London (Issuer)
Mary Queen of Scots
Where: England, London
Scotland, Kinross-shire, Loch Leven
Description: Copper penny trade token of Loch Leven, issued by Kempson, London, 1797
  • Dalton and Hamer, KiNross-shire 1 
  • Dalton, R & Hamer, S.H. 'The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century, Illustrated, Part XII: Scotland'. 1916 p. (iii) 
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