Ashley's Shopkeeper Aylsham Halfpenny 1795

Ashley’s Aylsham (Norfolk) copper halfpenny token dated 1795. Obverse: Arms, crest, supporters and motto of the Grocers’ Company with legend: “PROSPERITY TO THE TOWN OF AYLSHAM”. Reverse: The triple ostrich plumes crest of the Prince of Wales with legend: “INDUSTRY IS THE PARENT OF SUCCESS HALFPENNY 1795”. Edge inscription: “S & T ASHLEY”, the remainder crosses and dots. The Ashleys were shopkeepers with a business in Aylsham. Nice collectable condition with slightly weak strike in parts of the legend as usual for type, see photograph.

D&H Norfolk No: 5a. Diameter 28.1mm. VF. £35.00

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