Rare Samuel Barker's Greenhill Bank Lichfield Farthing

Rare Samuel Barker's Lichfield (Staffordshire) copper Conder farthing token undated. Obverse: The Arms of the City of Lichfield showing the local massacre of Christian martyrs in Offa's time, the name Lichfield meaning "the field of dead bodies". Reverse: Legend on five lines: “PAYABLE ON WHIT-MONDAY AT THE GREENHILL BANK”. Plain edge. Samuel Barker was a Lichfield Bailiff and partner in the firm of Catherine Barker & Son, bankers of Greenhill Lichfield. Listed in Bell's “Tradesmen's Tickets and Private Tokens 1785-1819” as “R - RARE”. Good collectable condition, see photograph.

D&H Staffordshire No: 27. Diameter 23.7mm. VF. £95.00

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