PUBLIC-8C0857: A complete post medieval copper alloy traders token farthing from Westminster, London, dated AD1668.

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A complete post medieval copper alloy trader token halfpenny issued by Henry Hurly of Westminster, London. Williamson (1889) no. 3168, London. dated 1668 (on token). Obverse side has, in a hand-written style, the words HENRY . HURLY . IN . TUTTLE . STREET . WESTMINSTER, spaced over 5 lines. Reverse has a central crowned hammer within a rectangle, with rays radiating from 3 sides. 1668 is split into two by the design, with 16 to the left of the hammer motif and 68 to the right of it. The letters H.E.H are within the central field. The legend reads AT . YE . BAG . OF . NAILS . HIS . HALF. PENY. with a flower motif.

Dimensions: diameter: 20.64mm; weight: 1.42g

Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century. Elliot Stock: London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1668
Date to: Circa AD 1668

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.42 g
Diameter: 20.64 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 5th February 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Mike Walker
Identified by: Mr Mike Walker

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Jetton/ token data

Class: English
Denomination: Token farthing
Obverse description: The inscription, in hand-written style, spaced over 5 lines
Obverse inscription: HENRY . HURLY . IN . TUTTLE . STREET . WESTMINSTER,
Reverse description: Central crowned hammer within a rectangle, with rays radiating from 3 sides. 1668 and H.E.H
Reverse inscription: AT . YE . BAG . OF . NAILS . HIS . HALF. PENY. flower
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Lambeth (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Bishop's (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3180
Four figure Latitude: 51.50376016
Four figure longitude: -0.11395435
1:25K map: TQ3180
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found searching the River Thames foreshore
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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