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Trade token (reverse), Farthing, of Perth

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Trade token (reverse), Farthing, of Perth
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This is the reverse of a copper farthing trade token of Perth. Dated 1798, the token was designed by Menzies and manufactured by Kempson. The die-sinker was Willets.

The reverse depicts a girl watering cloth which is laid out for bleaching. The surrounding text reads 'IN OUR VICINITY ARE THE FINEST STREAMS & FIELDS FOR BLEACHING IN BRITAIN'.

Although growing flax and weaving linen was once commonplace in Scotland the industry has now completely disappeared.

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