Trade token (obverse), of Campbell's Snuff Shop, Edinburgh

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Trade token (obverse), of Campbell's Snuff Shop, Edinburgh

This is the obverse of a copper halfpenny trade token of Campbell's snuff shop in Edinburgh. The token dates from 1796.

The obverse bears a figure in Highland dress and is inscribed 'THE GALLANT GARB OF SCOTLAND'. The same obverse appeared on a number of other tokens.

Representations of highlanders were often used on the signs of shops selling snuff and tobacco.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-335-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.394
Date: 1796
Material: Copper; some lustre; very slight wear. Inscription: Obv: ornament GALLAND GARB OF SCOTLAND ornament; standing figure of a Highlander / Rev: ornament SAINT ANDREWS STREET ED
Dimensions: 29 mm x 28.5 mm / Die Axis: 6.5
What: Trade token, halfpenny
Subject: Trade tokens
Who: Spence, London (Issuer)
Where: England, London
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (St Andrew Street)
Description: Copper halfpenny trade token of Edinburgh, issued by Spence, London, 1796
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