• Code 11781

NON-LOCAL farthing token. Tohpaca, the Gentlemans Brace. GEF


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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