Two Quartos or Quarts, Issued by James Spittle or Spittles, Gibraltar, 1820
Mint not recorded

Obverse Description

Lion seated facing left holding a key in its right paw; around above, PAYABLE AT JAMES SPITTLE'S; below, GIBRALTAR

Reverse Description

Tower of Honour of the Moorish Castle, around above, VALE DOS QUARTOS; in exergue, 1820

Edge Description



The Moorish Castle, of which the Tower of Homage and terraces are depicted on the token, was originally built in the 8th century AD. There appears to be a family group (James Spittle's?) of two adults and three children standing in the main tower window.

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