SCOTLAND. Ayrshire. 1/2 Penny Token, 1797. Obverse features armored bust left of William Fullarton (1754-1808) MP, later Governor of Trinidad in 1802, GULIELMUS VALLAS around; Reverse: female seated, left arm resting upon a shield, SCOTIA REDIVIVA around, 17 TC 97 in exergue
Colonel William Fullarton of Fullarton (12 January 1754 – 13 February 1808) was a Scottish soldier, statesman, agriculturalist and author. He sat in the House of Commons between 1779 and 1803. He was born on 12 January 1754 the only son of William Fullarton of Fullarton, a wealthy Ayrshire gentleman. After spending some time at the University of Edinburgh he was sent to travel on the continent with Patrick Brydone, at one time the travelling tutor of William Beckford, and visited Sicily and Malta. Fullarton was at first intended for the diplomatic service, and was attached as secretary to Lord Stormont's embassy in Paris; but on his accession to the family estates he went to England and secured his election to parliament for the borough of Plympton Erle in 1779.
|Size (mm) | Weight (g)|
|Obverse||armored bust left of William Fullarton (1754-1808) MP, later Governor of Trinidad in 1802; GULIELMUS VALLAS|
|Reverse||female seated, left arm resting upon a shield, SCOTIA REDIVIVA, 17 TC 97 in exergue, plain edge.|
|References||D and H-3|
|Rating | Rating Group | Serial Number||Ungraded | Ungraded ||