George H Lovett Merchant Tokens

GEORGE H. LOVETT MERCHANT TOKENS
  
   Although one of the 19th Century's most prolific producers of tokens and medals, engraving and striking works for any number of individuals, businesses, and organizations as well as producing pieces for sale to the public and being willing to combine dies in seemingly random manner, George H. Lovett produced only one design advertising his business! He combined this with his Cupid and Sea Serpent die, John Bull/Brother Jonathon die, and 'The Antiquary' die to strike the tokens advertising his business at 131 Fulton Street, New York.

George H. Lovett Merchant Token - Cupid and Sea Serpent

NY 486, silver, 31mm
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NY 487, brass, 31mm

NY 488, white metal, 31mm

NY 488A, copper, 31mm
     This whimsical Cupid and Sea Serpent design is one of my favorites! SCUST refers to the creature as a "spouting dolphin" but more often you see it describes as a sea serpent. I am not sure of the meaning or significance of this image but it has been used since antiquity. This die is found muled with several others.



Mosaic from the Baths of Caracalla, Rome, A.D. 235



Erasmus Quellinus after Peter Paul Rubens - Cupid Riding a Dolphin. (1607-1678)

Cupid and Sea Serpent Mules


1860 Cupid and Sea Serpent / Pater Patrie Mule

 GW-228, Baker 633, silver, 29mm
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GW-228, Baker 633A, copper, 29mm

GW-228, Baker 633B, bronze, 29mm
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GW-228, Baker 633C, brass, 29mm
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GW-228, Baker 633D, white metal, 29mm
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The producer of these pieces (George H. or W.H. Key?) cut down the Cupid and Sea Serpent die, added the '1860' and combined it with the obverse die of Baker 94.


1860 Cupid and Sea Serpent /Key Store Card Mule

Pa-Ph 186, brass, 29mm
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Pa-Ph 186, copper, 29mm
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Pa-Ph 186B, white metal, 29mm


1860 Cupid and Sea Serpent/E. Hill Storecard Mule

NY 321, silver, 29mm
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NY 322, brass, 29mm
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NY 323, copper, 29mm
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NY 324, white metal, 28mm
(image courtesy of Steve Hayden)


George H. Lovett Merchant Token - John Bull and Brother Jonathon Reverse

NY 492, silver, 31mm
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NY 492A, white metal, 31mm


NY 492B, brass, 31mm


NY 493A, copper, 31mm
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   These are now located on their own page on Gallery 3