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I wonder why there are two lions for Liberty?
Satirical token from 1837. Obverse legend: WILLIAM IIII DIED 20 JUNE 1837. Reverse legend: BY TRAMPLING ON LIBERTY I LOST THE REINS.
This token issued in 1837 on death of William IV. But the reverse dates back to 1830. “BY TRAMPLING ON LIBERTY I LOST THE REINS”
My attribution ticket says:
“Rider on horseback under attack by two lions. In 1830 there appeared a small satirical disc marking the downfall of the Duke of Wellington’s government and his replacement as Premier by Lord Grey with the assistance of William IV; the reverse type with “BY TRAMPLING ON LIBERTY I LOST THE REINS” inscription was reused on an obituary disc of William IV in 1837 (MINOR PRODUCTS OF BRITISH NINETEENTH CENTURY DIESINKING BY R.N.P. Hawkins)”