Scarce Neeton's Saracen's Head London Halfpenny 1795

Scarce Neeton's London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: Saracen's head with tousled hair and unkempt beard: “EDWARD * NEETON * ST. MARY LE BONE *”. Reverse: A wooden wine cask or spirit puncheon: “WINE * RUM * AND * BRANDY * VAULTS * 1795 *”. Plain edge. Nothing is known of Edward Neeton, however he may have been the proprietor of the “Brazen Head” public house at 1 Upper Lisson Street, Lisson Grove, London. Listed in Bell's “Tradesmen's Tickets and Private Tokens” as “SCARCE”. Ex-David Young Collection. Nice collectable condition on a large flan, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 390. Diameter 29.8mm. VF+. £55.00

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