Lot Archive

Lot

№ 69

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1 October 1996

Hammer Price:
£160

18th Century, Middlesex, Middlesex, Political and Social series, Thomas Hardy Acquitted of High Treason, 1794, copper medalet; Thomas Paine, 1793, white metal medalet, THE MOUNTAIN IN LABOUR; Death of Revd. William Romaine, 1795, copper medalets (2), first unsigned, second by Milton; Lord Thurlow and William Pitt, 1789, bronze medalet by T. Wyon Sr.; Revd. Francis Willis, 1789, white metal medalet by James and T Wyon Sr; Tribute to C.J. Fox, 1789, medalets (2), in white metal by T. Wyon Sr., and in copper by Lutwyche, type 2 with legend in wreath; Admiral Gardner’s Election token, 1796 (DH 205, 208, 214, 216, 219, 220, 221, 223, 226; BHM 324, 325, 331, 333, 365, 378, 403, 404, 411; Stainton 14). [9]. DH 219 fine, DH 208 about very fine and rare, others generally very fine, last three better, DH 214 with old collectors’ number inked on obverse (£80-120)

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

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DH 205 = Bell, PC p.105; DH 208 = Bell, PC p.91; DH 214 = Bell, PC p.147; DH 216 = Bell, PC p.150; DH 220 = Bell, PC p.66; DH 221 = Bell, PC p.62; DH 223 = Bell, PC p.60; DH 226 = Bell, PC p.156.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809), radical and revolutionary, author of Rights of Man and Age of Reason; the latter title, published in 1793, spawned the reverse type of this medalet; William Romaine (1714-95), popular London preacher for over 50 years prior to his death; Francis Willis (1718-1807), Lincolnshire clergyman and physician to George III; Charles James Fox (1749-1806), statesman and MP for Westminster; Alan, Lord Gardner (1742-1809), MP for Plymouth, and later Westminster; he polled 4814 votes in the 1796 election