Trade token

Description
This quarter penny token was issued by Samuel Kingdon, an ironmonger and haberdasher in Exeter. It depicts Bishop Blaize, patron saint of the woollen industry. At this time Exeter owed much of its wealth to the cloth industry.
Accession Loan No.
261/1999/2
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
trade token
Simple Name
token
Full Name
Exeter quarter-penny trade token, Bishop Blaize woollen industry
Dimensions
whole diameter 22 mm; whole depth 1 mm
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Family Group

Material
copper alloy
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Birmingham
Moneyer
John G Hancock
Issuer Person
Samuel Kingdon
Place
Exeter
Inscription / Transcription
SUCCESS TO THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY

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