A Unique Group of c1825 Gaming Counters depicting the Shields and Coronets of Piers with the title and family motto on the reverse
ERSKINE - David Montagu Erskine 2nd Baron Erskine (12 August 1776 – 19 March 1855) was a British diplomat and politician.
HASTINGS - George Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings (4 February 1808 – 13 January 1844)
George William Campbell, 6th Duke of Argyll, GCH, PC (22 September 1768 – 22 October 1839),
Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE (21 June 1780 – 1 December 1858)
George William Fox Kinnaird, 9th Lord Kinnaird, KT, PC (14 April 1807 – 7 January 1878)
Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay GCB PC (2 January 1779 – 6 November 1845)
William Craven, 2nd Earl of Craven DL (18 August 1809 – 25 August 1866)
Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch GCB GCMG (19 October 1748 – 18 December 1843)
Robert Francis Gifford, 2nd Baron Gifford (19 March 1817 – 13 May 1872)
James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn, GCB, PC (6 February 1762 – 18 January 1837)
c1825 Twenty Four Heraldic laminated Paper-Mache Gaming Counters depicting the coats of arms of noble families.
This is a unique group of 24 Georgian Gaming Counters the Obverses showing the Coronets of Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts and Barrons over their respective Heraldic Shields.
The Reverses showing their family name and motto.
Each is decorated, in Black & White, by hand and uniformity measure 39mm diameter and are in extra fine condition.
Byrce Neilson advises that the set were sold at auction in 1996 and broken up into smaller parcels - this being the largest grouping.
Only one set was produced for one of the featured families [ the precise family is not known ].
The names individual attributed to each counter is through our research on Wikipedia and may not be 100% accurate due to some complexities in some families and the precise date of the counters could be one or two years out.
Nicholas Vansittart, 1st Baron Bexley, PC, FRS, FSA (29 April 1766 – 8 February 1851)
William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale KG (29 December 1757 – 19 March 1844)
John George Weld Weld-Forester, 2nd Baron Forester PC (9 August 1801 – 10 October 1874)
Matthew Barnewall, 6th Viscount Barnewall (died 1834)
Charles Walter Stuart, 12th Lord Blantyre, DL (21 December 1818 – 15 December 1900)
David Ogilvy, 9th Earl of Airlie (16 December 1785 – 20 August 1849)
William Legge, 4th Earl of Dartmouth FRS, SA (29 November 1784 – 22 November 1853)
Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox, and 1st Duke of Gordon, KG, PC (27 February 1818 – 27 September 1903)
Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford PC (9 February 1777 – 31 May 1843)
Mary Robinson, Baroness Grantham is the daughter of Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke Born: 1757 Died: Jan 1830
Henry Montagu-Scott, 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton
Edward Turnour, 2nd Earl Winterton
George William Stafford-Jerningham, 8th Baron Stafford (27 April 1771 – 4 October 1851)
Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensberry, KT (March 1777 – 3 December 1837)
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