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TITLE
Scottish Tradesmen's Tokens
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_687_P066A
DATE OF IMAGE
1890
PERIOD
1790s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31311
KEYWORDS
coins
tokens
trades
tradesmen
money
kilts
Highland Dress
thistles
Scottish Tradesmen's Tokens

A selection of the front and back of Tradesmen's tokens that were used in Scotland. Many were the size of a halfpenny coin.

The most common picture on these coins is that of a man in full Highland Dress standing next to a thistle. The writing round the outside reads 'The Gallant Garb of Scotland'. This may seem surprising as most of the coins date from the late 1700s and the Disarming Act, which banned the wearing of Highland Dress after Culloden, was not repealed until 1782.

This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.8. 1894-1895'

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Scottish Tradesmen's Tokens

1790s

coins; tokens; trades; tradesmen; money; kilts; Highland Dress; thistles

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

A selection of the front and back of Tradesmen's tokens that were used in Scotland. Many were the size of a halfpenny coin.<br /> <br /> The most common picture on these coins is that of a man in full Highland Dress standing next to a thistle. The writing round the outside reads 'The Gallant Garb of Scotland'. This may seem surprising as most of the coins date from the late 1700s and the Disarming Act, which banned the wearing of Highland Dress after Culloden, was not repealed until 1782.<br /> <br /> This illustration is taken from 'Scottish Notes and Queries, vol.8. 1894-1895'