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Record ID: PUBLIC-4AAF5C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A copper-alloy trader's token of post-medieval date. c.AD 1600-1700. It is from William Moore of Colchester. Williamson (1889, 218) Essex No. 135, see also Mason (1902, 45). Obv: W/I with stars either side within an inner circle. Legend surrounding: [WILLIAM MOORE BAYS] Rev: M/WM within an inner circle. Legend surrounding: [MAKER IN COLCHESTER] During the mid-17th century (c.1648-1672), due to a shortage of official coins, halfpenny and farthing tokens were issued by private businesses to facilitate small change exchange. Williamson (1889, 218) notes that 'the "W,I" on the obverse …
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 17th October 2018
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Record ID: IOW-47F7E8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy token farthing of Anthony Maynard, apothecary of Newport, Isle of Wight. c. 1664. Williamson 1889: Hampshire (265, ref: 110). Obverse: ANTHONY MAYNARD; Figure of Apollo. Reverse: IN NEWPORT; M/ A E in field. Diameter: 16.3mm. Weight: 1.38g. DA=12:6. Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd.
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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Record ID: SOM-45962C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token farthing issued by the town of Dorchester in Dorset, Williamson Dorset 53, dating to 1669 (on token). Ref: Williamson (1891, 177).
Created on: Monday 15th October 2018
Last updated: Monday 15th October 2018
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