1060103 | GREAT BRITAIN. Warwickshire, Coventry. 1792 CU Halfpenny Token. PCGS MS65BN (Brown). Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ROBERT REYNOLDS & CO. PRO BONO PUBLICO. Lady Godiva on horseback / COVENTRY HALFPENNY. Elephant and Castle. D&H 231.

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According to legend, Lady Godiva (1040–1067) was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who rode nude on horseback – covered only by her long hair – through the streets of Coventry. She did so in an attempt to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. Later versions of this incident mention a Tom who is said to have watched her ride and was struck blind or dead upon witnessing her. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from this story.

1060103 GREAT BRITAIN. Warwickshire, Coventry. 1792 CU Halfpenny Token. PCGS MS65BN (Brown). Edge: PAYABLE AT THE WAREHOUSE OF ROBERT REYNOLDS & CO. PRO BONO PUBLICO. Lady Godiva on horseback / COVENTRY HALFPENNY. Elephant and Castle. D&H 231. Extr

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