Scarce Fifth Troop Norfolk Yeomanry Blofield Halfpenny 1796

Scarce Fifth Troop Norfolk Yeomanry Blofield (Norfolk) copper Conder halfpenny token dated 1796. Obverse: A group of weapons and musical instruments beneath a banner reading: “FIFTH TROOP” with legend: “BLOFIELD CAVALRY”. Reverse: A mounted yeoman with drawn sword riding to the left: “LOYAL NORFOLK YEOMANRY MDCCXCVI”. Edge inscription: “FEAR GOD AND HONOUR THE KING. X X.”. Listed in Bell's “Tradesmens Tickets and Private Tokens 1785-1819” as “SCARCE” as only twelve pounds weight were struck. This was probably issued by a member of the Fifth Troop. Good collectable condition with the later die flaw beginning to develop, see photograph.

D&H Norfolk No: 6. Diameter 29.0mm. VF. £85.00

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