Brass Diameter 22.8mm. No legend, dragon standing left. R. LOWTHER cypher. Issued ca 1680. Finlay 20; CRS Farthing 7.79b. VF-GVF
These tokens were used as part of an accounting system. Coal was carried from the mines to the ships by packhorse or cart, and a cartload (half a ton) required four tokens. For more details see Michael Finlay's impressive and authoritative book The Mining and Related Tokens of West Cumberland. See this website No 838.
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