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E-auction 331-246524 - BRITISH TOKENS OR JETTONS 1 Farthing Isaac Earlysman Sparrow / ballon à air chaud n.d.

BRITISH TOKENS OR JETTONS 1 Farthing Isaac Earlysman Sparrow / ballon à air chaud n.d.  XF
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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 15:40:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : 1 Farthing Isaac Earlysman Sparrow / ballon à air chaud
Date: n.d.
Quantity minted : -
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,30 g.
Edge : cordonnée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ISAAC EARLYSMAN // * SPARROW *.
Obverse description : buste à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : IRONMONGER BISHOPSGATE // · LONDON ·.
Reverse description : ballon à air chaud.

Commentary


Isaac Earlysman Sparrow était un quincaillier du quartier de Bishopgate à Londres passionné d’aérostation. Le revers commémore le vol qu’il a effectué en 1823 avec Charles Green, un célèbre aérostier anglais. C’est suite à ce vol qu’il fait frapper ces farthings.

Historical background


BRITISH TOKENS OR JETTONS

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