Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire

County

The arms were officially granted on December 10, 1935.

The three chevronells are taken from the ancient Coat of Clare, Earls of Gloucester. The golden fleeces are indicative of the wool industry.

The horseshoes symbolise the ancient arms of the city of Gloucester granted 20th October 1538 and the Cripps and Allen families. Sir Frederick Cripps was chairman of the County Council and Mr Sydney Allen was High Sheriff in the year when the arms were granted, 1935.

The demi lion and mural crown are taken from a crest said to have been granted in the Commonwealth period to the City of Gloucester by Bysshe, Garter King of Arms. The grants made by this king of arms during the Commonwealth were cancelled on the restoration of Charles II.

The motto Prorsum Semper means Ever Forward and is taken from the arms of the Allen family.

Badminton

1795 Gloucestershire Badminton Conder Halfpenny Token

Obverse: A plough. SUCCESS TO THE CULTIVATION OF WASTE LANDS

Reverse: TO THE ILLUSTRIOUS DUKE OF BEAUFORT THE FRIEND OF MANKIND & HIS WORTHY TENANTS WHO REDUCED THE PRICE OF THEIR WHEAT TO 9s PR. BUSHEL A.D.
1795. In ten lines between sprigs of laurel and oak.

Edge: Plain

Engraver: Willets   Manufacturer: Kempson   Proprietors: Jelly &  Arnott, of Bath

D&H Gloucestershire No. 39 (scarce)

1796 Gloucestershire Badminton Conder Halfpenny Token

Obverse: A plough. SUCCESS TO THE CULTIVATION OF WASTE LANDS

Reverse: Pair of scales, 61/2 lb, BREAD FOR 1ST APRIL 1796. GOD BE PRAISED.

Edge: Plain

Engraver: Willets   Manufacturer: Kempson   Proprietors: Jelly &  Arnott, of Bath

The Badminton series are not currency tokens, but were struck to perpetuate the memory of the Duke of Beaufort, and to illustrate incidents connected with a period of scarcity of corn, and are all
rather scarce.

D&H Gloucestershire No. 43 (scarce)

Gloucester

1811 Gloucestershire Gloucester Shilling Token

Obverse: Arms of Gloucester, with crest. FOR XII PENCE. No period in the legend, and the tassel is between the I’s of value.

Reverse: View of Cathedral. GLOUCESTER . COUNTY & . CITY TOKEN . MDCCCXI .

Dalton 5

A collection of predominantly English coins from the Tudor era to the present day

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