Norfolk

Norfolk

County

The arms were officially granted on May 11, 1904; supporters granted on December 22, 1982.

The top part of the shield, shows a lion from the Royal arms of England together with ostrich plumes and coronet referring to the Prince of Wales. This is a very special honour for the County Council, the King, in the Royal Licence, specifically instructs on the design of the arms to be granted “in commemoration of our long residence in Norfolk”. This refers to Sandringham.

The lower part of the shield comprises the arms attributted to Ralph de Gael or Guader, first Earl of Norfolk circa 1069. The ermine may well refer to Brittany as Ralph was Lord of Gael in that Duchy.

The Lion represents the City of Norwich and the lion joined with a herring the Borough of Great Yarmouth, both were former county boroughs and were re-absorbed into the County in 1974.

Norwich

The City’s arms are based on a seal of the 15th century. They were recorded and confirmed on 27th May 1562.

The shield depicts Norwich Castle and the royal lion of England. This was traditionally granted to the city by King Edward III (1327-1377).

1794 Norfolk Norwich Bacon Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: View of a castle and bridge with shrubs, &c. NORWICH CASTLE. The period touches the shrubs
on the bridge.

Reverse: A fleece. GOOD TIMES WILL COME, MDCCXCIV.

Edge: RICHARD BACON COCKEY LANE

D&H Norfolk No. 12 A. 13

1794 Norfolk Norwich Bolingbroke Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: The arms of Norwich, MAY NORWICH FLOURISH. PRO BONO PUBLICO

Reverse: Shield of arms of the county. NORFOLK AND NORWICH HALFPENNY 1792

Edge: PAYABLE AT N. BOLINGBROKES HABERDASHER
&C. NORWICH . X .

D&H Norfolk No. 15 A. 16

Undated Norfolk Norwich Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: The arms of Norwich, MAY NORWICH FLOURISH. PRO BONO PUBLICO

Reverse: A plough and shuttle, SUCCESS TO THE PLOUGH AND SHUTTLE.

Edge: Plain

D&H Norfolk No. 17 A. 18

1793 Norfolk Norwich Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A straight stocking and a glove, and a knife and fork crossed. R X CAMPIN X HABERDASHER. Ex: X GOAT X LANE X NORWICH

Reverse: A female seated between an anchor and a globe, a crowned lion lying at her feet. HALFPENNY. Ex: 1793

Edge: CURRENT EVERY WHERE

D&H Norfolk No. 20

1794 Norfolk Norwich Clarke Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A fur muff and tippet with legend: PAYABLE AT J. CLARKES MARKET PLACE NORWICH *

Reverse: An umbrella, stocking, hat and glove with legend: No 2 GENTLEMANS WALK 1794

Edge: Plain rounded

Joseph Clarke was a hosier and hatter with an outfitter’s business working from premises at No. 2 Gentleman’s Walk, Norwich.

D&H Norfolk No. 22 A. 23

Undated Norfolk Norwich Dinmore Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A bottle, MORE TRADE AND FEWER TAXES.

Reverse: A figure of Hope standing, PROSPERITY TO OLD ENGLAND.

Edge: Plain (not in collar)

D&H Norfolk No. 23b A. 24a

Undated Norfolk Norwich Dinmore Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A bottle, MORE TRADE AND FEWER TAXES.

Reverse: A figure of Hope standing, PROSPERITY TO OLD ENGLAND. Similar to D&H 23, but from a different die, which may be distinguished
by the figure in this one pointing to the letter Y, and in the former to the T of ” PROSPERITY.”

Edge: RICHARD DINMORE & SON NORWICH . X X X X .

D&H Norfolk No. 24 A. 25

Undated Norfolk Norwich Dinmore Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A figure of Hope standing, PROSPERITY TO OLD ENGLAND.

Reverse: A dove flying, and a cornucopia. PEACE AND PLENTY.

Edge: CURRENT EVERY WHERE.

D&H Norfolk No. 26 A. 27

 

1792 Norfolk Norwich Dunham and Yallop Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: Shield of arms of the city of Norwich, upon a sword and mace in saltire, between palm branches.
SUCCESS TO THE CITY OF NORWICH.

Reverse: A shop front within a circle, NORWICH HALFPENNY. 1792

Edge: PAYABLE AT THE SHOP OF DUNHAM & YALLOP GOLD-SMITHS.

D&H Norfolk No. 28 A. 29

1796 Norfolk Norwich Dunham and Yallop Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: A figure of Hope standing, supporting a shield inscribed, DUNHAM AND YALLOP GOLD SMITHS

Reverse: A shop front within a circle, NORWICH HALFPENNY. 1796

Edge: Milled

D&H Norfolk No. 33 A. 34

1792 Norfolk Norwich John Harvey Halfpenny Conder Token

Obverse: Shield of arms of the City of Norwich, the shield plain. The date 1792 around. 2 on a line with the lower loop-hole, a tuft about the middle of the lion’s tail

Reverse: A man working in a loom. The wheel of the bobbin winder has eight spokes, the back support of the wheel appearing as a ninth.

Edge: JOHN HARVEY OF NORWICH . X X X X  .

D&H Norfolk No. 38

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

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