Griffin's Withymoor Scythe Works Penny 1813


Griffin’s Withymoor (Worcestershire) copper penny token dated 1813. Obverse: Detailed view of a forge and drop-hammers with: “WITHYMOOR SCYTHE WORKS” on a banner above, and “ONE PENNY TOKEN 1813” in the exergue below. Reverse: A scythe and assorted knives above crossed shovels: “ONE POUND NOTE FOR 240 TOKENS PAYABLE BY * JAS GRIFFIN & SONS.”. Centre-grained edge. James Griffin & Sons were manufacturers of agricultural implements with their business situated in Netherton, near Dudley, Worcestershire, not Staffordshire as Davis stated. Lovely collectable condition with a slightly light strike near the edges, see photograph.

Withers No: 1215, Davis Staffordshire No: 123. Diameter 36mm. (↑↓) EF. £195.00

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