Rare Brownbill's Bishop Blaize Leeds Halfpenny 1793

Rare Henry Brownbill’s Leeds (Yorkshire) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1793. Obverse: Bust of Bishop Blaize (patron saint of woolcombers) and a wool comb with legend: “SUCCESS TO THE YORKSHIRE WOOLLEN MANUFACTORY”. Reverse: A view of the Leeds Cloth hall with other houses in the distance and legend: “LEEDS HALFPENNY 1793”. Edge inscription: “PAYABLE. AT. H. BROWNBILL’S. SILVERSMITH.”. Henry Brownbill was a freeholder, watchmaker and silversmith at the Briggate in Leeds. The reverse of this token is considered one of the best works in perspective in the entire Conder series. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: “R - RARE”. Reasonable collectable condition, cleaned in the past, see photograph.

D&H Yorkshire No: 38. Diameter 29.0mm. F+. £12.00

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