Rare Baron Spolasco Swansea Brass Farthing 1838

Rare Baron Spolasco's Swansea (Glamorganshire) brass farthing token dated 1838. Obverse: Three-quarter bust to left with legend: "THE BARON SPOLASCO M;D &c. THE REAL FRIEND OF THE AFFLICTED". Reverse: Legend on eleven lines, the top and bottom curved: "JANY. 22D. 1838 THIS EMINENT PHYSICIAN'S 5,000. RECENT ASTOUNDING CURES AND HIS NARRATIVE OF THE KILLARNEY IMMORTALIZE HIS NAME ---- SWANSEA STH WALES". Plain edge. Listed in Bell's "Unofficial Farthings A Supplement" as "RARE". Good collectable condition for type, see photograph.

Bell 7610b. Diameter 22.7mm. VF. £30.00

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