Charles Heath, Copper Halfpenny, 1794 Obv A view of Colchester Castle. 1794 below. The castle extends to the edge on the left. Rev A loom. Around the perimeter SUCCESS TO THE BAY TRADE. Edge PAYABLE AT CHARLES HEATHS BAY MAKER COLCHESTER . X . (Conder p.33, 4; Pye p.15, 1; Virt p.3; Atkins p. 27, 11; D&H Essex 10)
Charles Heath, (1752-<1832), apprenticed as a baker, ultimately working in the linen trade as a bay maker in Colchester.