Robert Romanis's Hosier London Halfpenny 1814


Robert Romanis’s London (Middlesex) copper halfpenny token dated 1814. Obverse: Crossed stockings above date with legend: “PAYABLE AT ROMANIS’S 33 CHEAPSIDE * 1814”. Reverse: A detailed image of a weaving loom with legend: “TRUTH STRENGTH & SPEED UNITED +”. Centre grained edge. Robert Romanis was a wholesale and retail hosier with a business in Cheapside, London. Ex-Roberts-Lewis Collection, bought from Seaby and with their ticket. Lovely collectable condition, see photograph.

Withers No: 835, Davis Middlesex No: 62. Diameter 29.3mm. () EF-. £65.00

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