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John Howard halfpenny token, [1794?]
John Howard halfpenny token.
- Additional Title(s):
John Howard F.R.S.
Remember the debtors in goal
- London?, [1794?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 token : copper ; 28 mm in diameter
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFlat D 8gYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Engraved by Thomas Wyon. Manufactured by William Lutwyche.
Obverse: Bust of John Howard. Lettering: IOHN HOWARD F.R.S. HALFPENNY.
Reverse: Allegorical figure of Benevolence. Lettering: REMEMBER THE DEBTORS IN GOAL * GO FORTH.
Edge: PAYABLE AT LONDON OR DUBLIN,
Conder, J. Arrangement of provincial coins, tokens, and medalets issued in Great Britain, Ireland, and the colonies, within the last twenty years, page 225, no. 125
Dalton, R. Provincial token-coinage of the 18th century, page 230, no. 35b
Atkins, J. Tradesmen's tokens of the eighteenth century, page 370, no.109d
A Conder token, or privately minted coin, commemorating the philanthropist and prison reformer, John Howard.
- Subject Terms:
- Howard, John, 1726-1790.Prison administration -- Great Britain.Prisons -- Great Britain.
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