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Scotland Angussire Dundee 1795
Old Tower / View of a harbour with a wessel
Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ALEX.R MOLISON .x.
Dalton & Hammer: 10
The front side of the token depicts a square Gothic tower of the old church, under which its date of construction is indicated - 1189. The old Gothic tower known as St Mary's Tower is said to have been built by the Earl of Huntingdon, David of Scotland, brother of King William I the Lion of Scotland.
The reverse side depicts a merchant sailing ship moored in the harbor and goods lying on the pier. The circular inscription COMMERCE AUGMENTS DUNDEE can be translated as "Trade develops Dundee". The lower part depicts the coat of arms and motto of Dundee (Dei Donum - Gift of God), as well as the words WRIGHT DELIN.From Canmore National Record of the History Environment Scotland
The occupation of Alexander Molison is
unknown, but, apparently, he was the owner of a warehouse and a small brig. Curiously,
there are no more ships in the port, which is a bit contrary to the circular
The ledge inscription informs that the token is payable at Alexander Molison's warehouse (PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ALEX.R MOLISON .x.).
Stamp engraver Wyon, manufacturer Kempson. Issued 5 cwts (1 cwts = 100 lb = 45.359237 kg).