John Horne Tooke Treason Acquittal London Halfpenny 1794


Political and Social Series (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1794. Obverse: Bust of John Horne Tooke to right with legend: “TRIED FOR HIGH TREASON J. H. TOOKE ESQ. 1794”. Reverse: Legend on five lines: “ACQUITTED BY HIS JURY. COUNSEL HON. T. ERSKINE V. GIBBS ESQR.”. Plain edge. This is the jury who acquitted John Tooke, Thomas Hardy and John Thelwell, of the charges of high treason, through lack of evidence. Interesting token in good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 1045a. Diameter 28.5mm. VF. £25.00

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