Heath's Bladud & Swine Bath Farthing 1794

Heath’s Bath (Somerset) copper farthing token dated 1794. Obverse: Crowned and bearded bust to left with bow and quiver of arrows over shoulder with legend: “BLADUD FOUNDED BATH”. Reverse: The aforementioned crowned Bladud holding his bow and shield, driving two pigs or hogs with legend: “THROUGH HIS SWINE 1794”. Plain edge. This was issued by F. Heath who was an ironmonger, brazier and cutler with a business in Bath. Bladud was the eighth King of the Britons who is thought to have founded the baths in 863 B.C. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Somerset No: 115. Diameter 24.0mm. VF+. £35.00

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