Obv: Crowned bust facing right, ALFRED YE GREAT REFOUNDED BATH . AD. 900. (around). Rev: Ancient walls and tower, AND SURROUNDED IT WITH WALLS & TOWERS around. Edge: PAYNE & TURNER SILVER-SMITHS BATH.
Uncirculated and Choice. Some red remaining. Full mint lustre. Tiny rim flaw.
And advertisement and tradesmen’s ticket for Payne & Turner, silversmiths and jewelers in Bath. The token tells the story of Bath being rebuilt by Alfred in 900 A.D. It was formerly a Roman fortification that had long fallen into a state of ruin. Alfred restored the town and built the wall enclosing it.