Creamware commemorative mug ridiculing Tom Paine, circa 1780

Thomas Paine (born Thomas Pain; February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736]– June 8, 1809) was an English-born American Founding Father, political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783), two of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he helped to inspire the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of human rights.

“Prithee Tom Paine, why wilt thou meddling be In others Business which concerns not thee, For while thereon thou dost extend thy Cares Thou dost at home neglect thy own Affairs”

Height: 5″

Condition: Hairline to the rim restored