Trade token (reverse), Penny, of Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Trade token (reverse), Penny, of Paisley, Renfrewshire

This is the reverse of a copper penny trade token of Paisley in Renfrewshire. Dated 1798 and designed by R Boog Junior, this private token is a fine example of the die-sinker's art.

The reverse depicts the interior of Paisley Abbey Church. The surrounding text reads 'INTERIOR of the ABBEY-CHURCH. as REPAIRED in its ORIGINAL STILE. A.D. 1788.'

The church is almost all that remains of Paisley Abbey. The Abbey was built on what was once the site of a Celtic monastery dedicated to St Mirin. It was originally a priory and became an abbey in 1219.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-963-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1954.467
Date: 1798
Material: Copper; slight traces of lustre; no evidence of wear. Inscription: Obv.: PAISLEY PENNY ornament ARMS 1798 ornament; a bishop standing facing; shields of arms to each side and below; around bottom of inner area, P . K . SCULPSIT R . BOOG . IUN . DES .. Re
Dimensions: Diameter 36.50 mm; weight 21.77 g; die axis 12.0
What: Coin Type: Dalton and Hamer, Renfrewshire 1
Trade token
Subject: Trade Tokens
Who: P. Kempson (Manufacturer)
R. Boog Junior (Issuer)
Where: England, Birmingham
Scotland, Renfrewshire, Paisley, Paisley Abbey
Description: Copper penny trade token of Paisley, Renfrewshire, 1798
  • Keay, J. & J. (eds). Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland. London: HarperCollins, 1994, pp 760-1. 
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