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Thousands of trade tokens were issued when small currency was in short supply in the late 1700s. The obverse of this two penny token depicts a hank and a bale of flax from the linen industry in Perth. It was issued by Patrick Maxwell, a Perth grocer, in 1797.
It was found at Huntingtower Castle, near Perth, built in the 15th century as the lordly residence of the Ruthven family. By the late eighteenth century the castle was abandoned as a noble residence. Between 1805 and 1815 James Buchan used it as accommodation for workers at a cloth-printing factory. It is likely that this token was lost at this time. Not currently on display.
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dia 29mm (dia 1 1/8")
1mm (1/16")
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