token; trade halfpenny (Dudhope Castle, Dundee)

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1796
Description
Halfpenny trade token. One the obverse is Dudhope Castle and on the reverse a man working flax with two bales behind him. The bales are marked TR and DR for the Tay and Dundee Roperies.
Dudhope Castle was the home of John Graham of Claverhouse, who died at Killiecrankie. In 1792 the building was used as a mill but only lasted for a short time and was leased to the Crown as a barracks.
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1796
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Embossed on the obverse is "DUNDEE HALFPENNY 1797 DUDHOPE CASTLE FOUND'D 1660 CONVERTED INTO BARRACKS". On the reverse is "3336 TONS FLAX AND HEMP IMPORTED HERE IN 1796 VALUE L.160, 128 - FLAX-HECKLING". The two bales are marked "TR" and "DR".
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1797
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1977-040-041

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