Rusher Bookseller's Smiling Sun Banbury Halfpenny


William Rusher's Banbury (Oxfordshire) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: Three-quarters bust to right in detailed 18th century costume with legend: "WM. RUSHER HATTER BOOKSELR. & STATIONER. BANBURY". Reverse: The Arms of the Borough of Banbury consisting of a radiating sun with a face on it and legend: "DEUS. EST. NOBIS. SOL. ET. SCUTUM.". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE AT BANBURY OXFORD OR READING". William Rusher was a freeholder earning a living as a bookseller, stationer and hatter in Banbury. Ex-Roberts-Lewis Collection. Lovely collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Oxfordshire No: 1. Diameter 28.1mm. EF. £65.00

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