Scarce Black Horse Tower Hill London Masonic Halfpenny


Scarce Masonic Tower Hill London (Middlesex) copper Conder halfpenny token undated. Obverse: The coat of arms of the Free Masons with legend: “24 NOV 1790 PRINCE OF WALES ELECTED G M.” (Grand Master). Reverse: Cupid and Masonic emblems within a triangle and legend: “WISDOM STRENGTH & BEAUTY”, “SIT LUX ET LUX FUIT”. Edge inscription: “HALFPENNY PAYABLE AT THE BLACK HORSE TOWER HILL”. Issued by the landlord of the Black Horse Tavern in Victualling House Square, Tower Hill, London. The public house was probably used as a Masonic Lodge at the time. Listed in Bell's “Commercial Coins 1787-1804” as “SCARCE”. Good collectable condition with a couple of darker patches, see photograph.

D&H Middlesex No: 369. Diameter 28.5mm.  VF. £30.00

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