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Tin-glazed earthenware plate, featuring a figure of Justice triumphing over a demon; on the lower right there lies a scroll inscribed 'The Petitions'; overhead is an arch inscribed 'T C / LIBERTAS POPULI'. The plate celebrates the victory of Tory candidate Thomas Coster, whose election as an MP for Bristol in 1734 was challenged by petition, but secured when the petition was withdrawn, in 1735.

British Museum; Museum Number: 1910,1219.1

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Candidate: Thomas Coster
Constituency: Bristol
date: 1734
date: 1735
Election: May-1734
keyword: Ceramics
keyword: Plate
maker: Made by Limekiln Lane Pottery, Bristol (possibly by William Pottery)
materials: Earthenware
place: Bristol