Lot Archive


№ 30


1 October 1996

Hammer Price:

18th Century, Herefordshire, Hereford, R. Biddulph, Penny, 1796, bull breaking its chains, MILTON in exergue, reverse apple-tree and plough within wreath (DH 1; Stainton 39). A late striking with die crack running across animal; minor cabinet friction, otherwise extremely fine and attractively patinated, very rare (£60-80)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The R C Bell Collection of British Trade Tokens.

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Struck to mark the return of the issuer as Member of Parliament for Herefordshire at the Election on 3 June 1796. The obverse symbolises the country breaking free of Tory shackles in electing a Whig.