Scarce Sparks Weavers Loom Crewkerne Halfpenny 1797


Scarce Sparks & Gidley Crewkerne (Somerset) copper halfpenny token dated 1797. Obverse: A detailed view of a weaver working in a box loom. Reverse: Legend on eight lines: “PAYABLE ON DEMAND AT SPARKS & GIDLEYS LINEN & WOOLLEN GIRTH WEB MANUFACTORY. CREWKERNE. 1797”.Diagonally milled edge. Listed in Dalton & Hamer as “SCARCE”. Sparks and Gidley opened the factory for girth web weaving a few years before the issue of the token. Lovely collectable condition for type with slightly uneven colour, see photograph.

D&H Somerset No: 105. Diameter 28.7mm. EF-. £55.00

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