Æ farthing. Diameter 21.3mm. TOHPACA THE GENTLEMAN'S BRACE above and below a half-length figure of a man reading a newspaper. R. TOHPACA THE GENTLEMAN'S BRACE above and below a man wrestling with a snake. Edge: reeded. TB2.7900. Good Extremely Fine with much original lustre and colour. (US clients read MS 65)
It should be noted that this is not a device for holding up the trousers, but a remedy for keeping the back straight, something that was regarded as essential in Victorian times when a military bearing and a stiff upper lip were regarded as manly attributes.
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