Sharp's Jervis & Neptune Portsmouth Halfpenny 1797

Sharp's Portsmouth (Hampshire) copper halfpenny token. Obverse: The naval hero, Sir John Jervis, whilst seated on a rock, being crowned by Neptune with seahorses behind. Reverse: Legend on seven lines: “SR. JOHN JERVIS WITH 15 SAIL PURSUED & DEFEATED THE SPANISH FLEET OF 27 SAIL OF THE LINE FEBRUARY 14th 1797”. Edge inscription: “PORTSMOUTH HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT THOS SHARPS .X.”. Thomas Sharp was a mercer with a business in Portsmouth. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Hampshire No: 65. Diameter 29.4mm. VF. £40.00

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