Silver Bristol Token for XII pence (one shilling).
"Payable by" various tradesmen in Bristol, Somerset, including the clockmaker Edward Bird. 24.5 mm diameter.
Working from 1784 in Corn St, St James, Bird succeeded to the business of his old master Joseph Wood in Clare Street in 1791. He moved to Wine St in 1815.
Issued August 12, 1811 in order to facilitate trade in Bristol by the Commercial Token Bank Co. Not mentioned in the book on Bristol clockmakers by A J Moore.
Good clean condition, probably at least VF (very fine), and seemingly fairly rare in such good condition.
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