Scarce Dundee Trades Hall Horse & Cart Farthing Token 1796


Scarce Dundee (Angus) bronzed copper farthing token dated 1796. Obverse: A horse pulling a cart along a cobbled street. On the cart are two packages marked "DR" and "TR", thought to represent the Dundee Ropery and Tay Ropery respectively, with the cart returning from a trip to the flax heckling works with legend: "SIC ITUR AD OPES", "WRIGHT DES". Reverse: Town Hall: "**DUNDEE FARTHING** 1796", "TRADES ALL".  Plain edge. According to Bell, only a few pounds weight of the 1796 farthing were struck, probably because of the engraver's error of "ALL" instead of "HALL". Listed in Dalton & Hamer as "SCARCE". Nice collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Angusshire No: 40. Diameter 22.1mm. VF+. £75.00

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