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Newport Market, The Oratory, John Henley 1726


Newport Market, Lincoln Inns Fields, The Oratory, John Henley 1726 admission ticket:
Obverse: INVENIAM VIAM AVT FACIAM. (I will find a way or make one) ; facing half-length bust of John Henley, in canonical dress and expounding from a book in his hand, I. H. in exergue (John Henley).
Reverse: THE ORATORY 1726 to left, STA SOL (Sun stand thou still) to right, Joshua commanding the sun to stand still, FOR (one or more persons) in exergue.
Composition: Copper. Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 13.91 grams.
Ex D. Young.
Withers 2454, this piece illustrated. D & W 79/240. MI II, 465/79. D. Young, Entertainments, p. 26, this piece. D. Young "Orator Henley" TCSB vol. 11 no. 1 p. 12, this piece illustrated.
Patinated, extremely fine and extremely rare.

John Henley 1692 - 1756, born Melton Mowbray.

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