Walter Taylor’s Sir Bevois Portsmouth Halfpenny 1791

Walter Taylor's Portsmouth (Hampshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1791. Obverse: Helmeted and armoured bust of Sir Bevois to right: “SR BEVOIS SOUTHAMPTON”. Reverse: Shield of arms: “PROMISSORY 1791 HALFPENNY”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE AT THE OFFICE OF W. TAYLOR R. V. MOODY & CO”. Walter Taylor was, by trade, a ship’s carpenter who invented several improved types of tackle for the Navy, and also an efficient ship’s pump. Richard Moody was a member of the corporation and connected with the company. Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Hampshire No: 89. Diameter 28.1mm. VF+. £25.00

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