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Record ID: SOM-68CAA6
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post-Medieval copper alloy trade token farthing issued by the Portreiff for the borough of Chard, Somerset, and dating to AD 1669. Williamson (1891), Somerset no. 82. The token has been pierced and one side is now folded. Pierced with a circular hole form the obverse, near the edge at 6 o'clock on the obverse and 3 o'clock on the reverse.
Created on: Monday 10th September 2018
Last updated: Saturday 15th September 2018
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Record ID: KENT-EDB909
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A 17th-century token farthing issued by Mathew Jason at the White Lion, Deptford, London (formerly Kent) Williamson (1967, 359) Kent no. 81, dating 1648-1672 Description: Obverse: A lion rampant. Legend: '+MATHEW . lE[SSON] . AT . THE'. Reverse: 'M . I', flower stop . Legend: 'WHIT . LYON . IN . DEPFOR[D]'. Both Legends contain flower initial marks.and lozenge stops. Measurements: 15.5mm in diameter, 0.66mm thick and 0.77g in weight. Discussion: During the mid-17th century (c.1648-1672), due to a shortage of official coins, halfpenny and farthing tokens were issued by private busine…
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: SOM-5F825D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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Post Medieval copper alloy token farthing issued by the Constables of Taunton in 1667 AD; Williamson (1891:987), Somerset 227- 230.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th April 2018
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Record ID: WILT-5D8D94
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post medieval copper alloy trade token farthing dating to c AD 1645-1700. Obverse depicts the initials SIE surrounded by the legend IN VERE STREET. Reverse depicts a dog or stag surrounded by an uncertain legend.
Created on: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Last updated: Friday 27th April 2018
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Record ID: SWYOR-73F55D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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A very worn octagonal Lincoln trade token dating from AD 1669. The obverse has five lines of italic script, too worn to read apart from the date. The reverse has a shield with a cross on it with a fleur-de-lys in the centre, which is the city Arms of Lincoln. See Williamson (1889) Trade tokens issued in the seventeenth century, number 138. 138. (octagonal) Obverse: Lincoln / Citty . Halfe / Peny . changd , by / the , Maior / 1669 (in five lines). Reverse: Arms of Lincoln; on a cross, a fleur-de-lis Compare also LIN-B025E2, LIN-EEB632, NLM-AA43C1, LEIC-6BEDB7 and NLM-7D5514. The tok…
Created on: Friday 6th April 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th April 2018
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Record ID: WAW-1B3F03
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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Post Medieval trade token of James Beale, Mercer of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. Williamson No. 105. Dickenson No. 105. Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1672 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As a result traders and business proprietors began issuing tokens as an alternate coinage with equivalent denominations of a farthing, half penny or penny. Such trade tokens rarely travel far from their place of issue and provide an insight to the trade of the time. In 1672 regal copper coinage was introduced and the trade tokens were th…
Created on: Wednesday 31st January 2018
Last updated: Friday 2nd February 2018
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Record ID: KENT-5E21DF
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A heavily worn and slightly corroded Post-Medieval copper-alloy trade token halfpenny/farthing Probably issued by Grace Lawrence, of Calne, Wiltshire dated 1669. Williamson No. Wiltshire 32. Description: Obverse: An Anchore. Legend: '+GRA[CE . LAWRENCE]'. Reverse: 'I .[ G . L]' in two lines in the field. Legend: 'OF . CAVLN . 1669'. Both Legends contain cinquefoil marks. Measurements: 13.4mm in diameter, 0.89mm thick and 0.35g in weight. Discussion: During the mid-17th century (c.1648-1672), due to a shortage of official coins, halfpenny and farthing tokens were issued …
Created on: Monday 22nd January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 25th January 2018
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Record ID: LON-761803
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token, issued by Henry Hopping in Collumpton, Devonshire dating to AD 1666. Williamson (1889:139, no. 52) Obverse: HENRY . HOPPING . CARRIER . IN = A pack horse. 1666 Reverse: CVLLVMPTON . HIS . HALF . PENY = H . D . H Dimensions: diameter: 20.75mm; weight: 1.81g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade…
Created on: Thursday 11th January 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Record ID: WILT-63C776
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post-medieval copper-alloy farthing traders' token issued by the City of Bristol, dating to the year AD 1652. A BRISTOLL FARTHING obverse, depicting a circular border with CB (for Civitas Bristol) above the date, 1652. THE ARMES OF BRISTOLL reverse, depicting within a circular border a port broadside partial view of a three-masted ship under sail and a fort (Bristol's coat-of-arms). Cf. Williamson p.241 no.12.
Created on: Wednesday 10th January 2018
Last updated: Thursday 18th January 2018
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Record ID: IOW-A30803
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete post-Medieval copper-alloy token halfpenny of William Hide, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, dated 1667 on token (Champion u.d. 66, ref. 237). Obverse: WILLIAM HIDE HIS HALF PENY; H above W B (in field). Reverse: IN SOVTH YARMOVTH 1667; A sailing ship left. Diameter: 19.0mm. Weight: 1.66g. DA=12:3. Champion, A. F. Trade Tokens of the Isle of Wight. Privately Published.
Created on: Wednesday 20th December 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 20th December 2017
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Record ID: LON-287F20
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token, issued by Richard Acton Marchal in Milford Lane in the Strand dating to AD 1665. Williamson (1889:627, no.1897) Obverse: RICHARD . ACTON . MARCHAL = HIS HALFE PENY 1665 Reverse: IN . MILFORD . LANE . BY . ST = CLEMENTS CHVRCH Dimensions: diameter: 20.23mm; weight: 2.10g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree produ…
Created on: Thursday 14th December 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 19th December 2017
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Record ID: WAW-372F0A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Post Medieval trade token of Ezekell Partridg of Stourbridge, Worcestershire. Williamson Nos. 104-7. Dickenson Nos. 104-7. Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1672 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As a result traders and business proprietors began issuing tokens as an alternate coinage with equivalent denominations of a farthing, half penny or penny. Such trade tokens rarely travel far from their place of issue and provide an insight to the trade of the time. In 1672 regal copper coinage was introduced and the trade tokens we…
Created on: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th November 2017
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Record ID: LON-8816B9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token, issued by Henry Gilbert in Grays Inn lane dating to AD 1648-1674. Not in Williamson. Obverse: HENRY . GILBERT. IN = H. F. G in field Reverse: GRAYES . INN . LANE = H. F. G in field Dimensions: diameter: 16.5mm; weight: 1.09g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889. Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol. I. Elliot Stock: London. Copper alloy trade tokens were first struck in 1648. In 1656 half penny tokens were introduced. 1674 by Royal decree production of trade tokens ceased. Pers comm Verity Anthony
Created on: Thursday 19th October 2017
Last updated: Monday 9th April 2018
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Record ID: LON-1E4F9B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy farthing trade token, issued by Corporation of Newbury, dating to AD 1657. Williamson (1889:28, no.51). Williamson (1889:28) per com Mr Walter Money writes "The brass farthings issued by the Newbury Corporation in 1657 were very numerous, as the municipal body, as trustees of a great number of charities, with a considerable rental, and no end of small doles, must have required a good deal of this necessary small change. All the farthings stamped with the sign of the Castle (the borough arms) on one side, and B.N. on the other, were officia…
Created on: Saturday 14th October 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 17th October 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-EF7B3D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval 17th century farthing trade token issued by Richard Terrey of Hammersmith, dating to 1648-72. Reference: Williamson Middlesex 75.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Wednesday 30th August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-EE5926
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval 17th century farthing trade token issued by William English of Portsmouth, dated 1667 to the reverse. Reference: Williamson Hampshire 141.
Created on: Thursday 24th August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-C19A0D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny of John Morgan of Gosport, dated 1667 on the reverse. Reference: Williamson Hampshire 73
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
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Record ID: HAMP-C156FB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval 17th century farthing trade token of William English of Portsmouth, dated 1667 on the reverse. Reference: Williamson Hampshire 141.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 29th August 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Winchester', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-9F22FB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Post Medieval trade token, but the details cannot be identified. Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1672 at a time when there was little low denomination coinage being issued by the crown. As a result traders and business proprietors began issuing tokens as an alternate coinage with equivalent denominations of a farthing, half penny or penny. Such trade tokens rarely travel far from their place of issue and provide an insight to the trade of the time. In 1672 regal copper coinage was introduced and the trade tokens were then banned (Besly 1997, 20). The token has been pie…
Created on: Sunday 20th August 2017
Last updated: Monday 21st August 2017
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Record ID: SOM-D00E31
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy trade token halfpenny issued by Richard Barker at Natwich in Cheshire dating to AD 1665 (on token). Not in Williamson. Dickenson (1986:37) Cheshire 58B.
Created on: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Last updated: Monday 10th July 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Staplegrove CP', grid reference and parish protected.


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