Scarce Absolon's Glass Warehouse Yarmouth Halfpenny 1792

Scarce Absolon's Yarmouth (Norfolk) copper halfpenny token dated 1792. Obverse: Man of war with open gunports in full sail to right with legend: "YARMOUTH HALFPENNY 1792". Reverse: Arms of the Borough of Yarmouth, three lions with herring tails, rose countermark on the right with legend: "LET YARMOUTH FLOURISH". Edge inscription: "PAYABLE AT THE GLASS WAREHOUSE OF W. ABSOLON .X.". William Absolon was a china and glass dealer in Great Yarmouth. The significance of the rose countermark is unknown. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as: "SCARCE". Nice collectable condition for type, neatly lacquered in the past, see photograph.

D&H Norfolk No: 52. Diameter 29.6mm. VF. £45.00

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