Trade token (reverse), Farthing, of Dundee, Angus

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Trade token (reverse), Farthing, of Dundee, Angus

This is the reverse of a copper farthing trade token of Dundee in Angus. Dated 1796, the token was designed by James Wright Junior and manufactured by Kempson. The die-sinker was Wyon.

The reverse depicts a large building with a steeple with the text 'TRADES ALL' underneath. The date is split on either side of the hall steeple - 17 to the left and 96 to the right.

The Trades Hall was built in 1776 to accommodate the Nine Incorporated Trades in Dundee. Designed in a elegant classical style by Samuel Bell, it was demolished after 1871 to enable the street to be widened.

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Online ID: 000-190-001-994-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1932.208
Date: 1796
Material: Copper; slight wear. Inscription: Obv.: SIC ITUR AD OPES; horse-drawn cart to left, containing two packages labelled DR and TR; in exergue, 'Wright Des'. Rev.: * * DUNDEE FARTHING * *; a large building with a spire; 17 to left and 96 to right of spire; in
Dimensions: Diameter 22.00 mm; weight 4.53 g; die axis 6.0
What: Coin Type: Dalton and Hamer, Angusshire 40
Trade token
Subject: Trade Tokens
Who: P. Kempson (Manufacturer)
Where: England, Birmingham
Scotland, Angus, Dundee
Description: Copper farthing trade token of Dundee, Angus, 1796
  • Dalton, R & Hamer, S.H. 'The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century, Illustrated, Part XII: Scotland'. 1916 p. (ii) 
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