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Gateshead, John Bedford farthing electrotype


Obv: (cinquefoil)IOHN(rosette)BEDFORD , around beaded inner circle, shield containing goat's head.
ReV: (cinquefoil).IN.GATES.HEAD. , around beaded inner circle, (rosette)B(rosette) over I(rosette)A .
M Dickinson 46. Dies as Norweb 1071.
This an electrotype.

A goat's head erased was the unauthorized crest of the borough of Gateshead before 1932 Scott-Giles, p. 117; Fox-Davies, p. 306-7; Lewis, ii. 280); it was used as arms on the 1666 Vestry chair (illustrated by Carter).

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