Thomas Spence’s London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Bust of Spence to left with legend: “* T * SPENCE * 7 MONTHS IMPRISONED FOR HIGH TREASON 1794”. Reverse: An Indian holding bow and arrow with legend: “IF RENTS I ONCE CONSENT TO PAY MY LIBERTY IS PAST AWAY”. Edge inscription: “SPENCE x DEALER x IN x COINS x LONDON x”. Thomas Spence was a reformer who rarely missed an opportunity to attack the politics of the day and spent some time in prison for his efforts. Good collectable condition, see photograph.
D&H Middlesex No: 684. Diameter 29mm. VF. £125.00
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