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    • Denomination: Token halfpenny

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Record ID: WAW-8D638C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
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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). Besly, E. 1997Loose Change:…
Created on: Wednesday 25th July 2018
Last updated: Thursday 26th July 2018
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Record ID: HAMP-747C66
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hampshire
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A post-medieval copper alloy halfpenny trade token of Peter Cross, grocer of Winchester, Hampshire, and dated to 1667 on the obverse. The obverse is slightly offstruck. Reference: Williamson, Hampshire 216
Created on: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'New Alresford', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F30094
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete English Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token issued by Sarah Pleydell of Abington dating from AD1667. Williamson (1889:62 4). Obverse: SARAH . PLEYDELL = The Mercers' Arms Reverse: OF . ABINGTON .1667 = HER HALFE PENNY S . P (in four lines) Demensions: diameter: 20.64mm; weight: 1.41g. 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 Veri…
Created on: Wednesday 18th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: CAM-891D97
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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A copper alloy love-heart shaped trade token dating AD1668. Obverse legend reads THOMAS.CHAMBERS.HIS.HALF.PENY in four lines with three five petalled flowers under. Worn close set pellets on outer edge. Reverse legend reads OF.WEST.DEEPING.1668 in three lines. A five petalled rose under the date. Worn close set pellets on outer edge. Die axis 12 o'clock, weight 1.54g, width 19.2mm, length 19.8mm and thickness 1.0mm. Book Ref: Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd p446, no.66.
Created on: Friday 13th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018
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Record ID: LON-5EB8CE
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 Barthollomew Fish dating from AD1667. Williamson (1889:706 2303). Obverse: BARTHOLLOMEW . FISH = Three fishes Reverse: AT . QVEENEHITHE . 1667 = HIS HALFE PENY Demensions: diameter: 19.96mm, weight: 1.32g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1889Trade 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: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 17th July 2018
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Record ID: SF-345525
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Essex
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A copper-alloy halfpenny trade token dating to the Post-Medieval period, dated 1668 and issued for Iames (James) Warwell of Groton, Suffolk. Dickinson 136, Norweb 4336. Obverse: inscription HIS HALF PENY in three lines within inner pelleted border, *IAMES*WARWELL*OF Reverse: crown over lis, *GROTTON DRAPER 1668 Farthing trade tokens were first issued in 1648 as a response to the lack of small change, with halfpenny tokens following in 1656. They were suppressed in 1674 by Royal Authority.
Created on: Monday 9th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Bulmer', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: IOW-210366
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and worn post-Medieval copper-alloy halfpenny token issued by Robert Bird Wilkins of Newport, Isle of Wight and dated 1792 on token (Champion u. d., 70, ref. 96). Obverse: ROBERT BIRD WILKINS; Bust left. Reverse: ISLE OF WIGHT HALFPENNY, 1792; An antique ship. Edge: Largely illegible and unclear but probably: 'Payable at his office in Newport'. There are tokens of this type with nothing on the edge. Diameter: 27.4mm. Weight: 9.93g. DA=12:6. Robert Bird Wilkins was an ironmonger, tin-plate worker, plumber, coal merchant and banker (Champion u. d., 70, ref. 96). Champio…
Created on: Sunday 8th July 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Isle of Wight', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LON-F2CD50
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 Mary Berry at Rotherhithe dating from AD1656-74. Williamson (1891:1148 245). Obverse: MARY . BERRY = HER HALF PENY Reverse: REDERIF . WALL = The Shipwrights' Arms Demensions: diameter: 18.20mm, weight: 1.81g. Reference: Williamson, G. C. 1891 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century Vol II. 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: Friday 6th July 2018
Last updated: Monday 9th July 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-9218BA
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
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A complete copper-alloy halfpenny trade token of Post-Medieval date, c.AD 1648 - 1673. The token was issued by William Dickenson in Bridlington Quay. Obverse: WILLIAM DICKESON around HIS//HALF//PENY. Reverse: IN BRIDLINGTON KEY around three tuns. The token is 17.5mm in diameter and weighs 1.1g. A similar example is illustrated in Thompson and Dickinson, pl.18, no.5825. Trade tokens were issued between 1648 and 1673 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 co…
Created on: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Last updated: Monday 2nd July 2018
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Record ID: CAM-3C1CE1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A worn copper-alloy post medieval token dating 1668. Obverse shows the Apothecaries Arms set inside a shield. Surrounding this is a circle of closely set small pellets. Obverse initial mark is a five petalled flower. Obverse legend reads SA[MVELL]BELCHER.1668. On the outside edge there is evidence of a worn zigzag border. Reverse shows HIS/HALF/PENY in three lines. Under this are the letters SBB with a five petalled flower under the middle raised B. Surrounding the field there is a circle of small closely set pellets. Reverse initial mark is a five petalled flower. Reverse legend read…
Created on: Friday 15th June 2018
Last updated: Friday 17th August 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-FBB192
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Leicestershire
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Post Medieval copper alloy token halfpenny, issued by Francis Elliott in Leicester, 1655. Norweb 2830.
Created on: Tuesday 12th June 2018
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2018
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Record ID: KENT-ED8DF5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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An abraded and heavily worn post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by Richard Mansfield of Deptford, London (formerly Kent) Williamson (1967, 360) Kent no. 186, dated 1665 (on token). Description: Obverse: 'HIS HALFE PENY' in three lines.. Legend: '+R[IC]HARD . MA[NSFE]ILD'. Reverse: 'R.M' . Legend: '[IN . ]DEAD[FO]RD . [1]665'. Both Legends contain flower initial marks. Measurements: 18.05mm in diameter, 0.45mm thick and 0.53g in weight. Discussion: During the mid-17th century (c.1648-1672), due to a shortage of official coins, halfpenny and farthing tokens …
Created on: Wednesday 30th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
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Record ID: NLM-D7429B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
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Copper alloy token. Milled token of Christopher Scott of Grimsby, Williamson no. 114, issue of the period 1650-1673; Williamson notes the death of Scott's wife in 1666. Obverse description: Heraldic shield with chevron, six small ?ermine tails above the chevron and three below [the Grocer's Arms]. Obverse inscription: *CHRISTO[--]ER SCOTT Reverse inscription: Letters: .S./C.S over two lines Reverse inscription: OF.GRE[AT]GRIMSBY Diameter: 15.4mm, Weight: 0.45gms, die axis: 9
Created on: Thursday 17th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 17th May 2018
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Record ID: LON-C10820
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Greater London Authority
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A complete Post-Medieval copper-alloy half penny trade token, issued by William Reade in Milton near Gravesend dating from AD 1666. Williamson (1889:377, no.422) Obverse: WILLIAM . READE . IN . MILTON = The Pewterers' Arms Reverse: NEERE . GRAVES . END . 1666 = HIS HALFE PENY Dimensions: diameter: 18.59mm; weight: 1.22g. 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. …
Created on: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2018
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Record ID: BUC-1B53D1
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Buckinghamshire
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A copper alloy post medieval half penny trade token dating to 1669 of Thomas Bridges of Eton, who was a candle maker. Williamson 1889, page 49, number 58.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 15th May 2018
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Record ID: WILT-18E5D3
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper-alloy halfpenny Conder token of Iron Master, John Wilkinson dating to AD 1791. JOHN WILKINSON IRONMASTER obverse shows wigged bust facing right. HALFPENNY reverse shows a foundry worker seated right hammering with 1791 in the exergue. The token weighs 11.74g and measures 29.7mm in diameter. Die axis is 12 o'clock.
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Downton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-151EE8
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A copper alloy post-medieval trade token c. 1648 - 1672. AD The token was issued by Robert Hiller of Beddington, Surrey. The obverse has an axe within a beaded circle, with the legend surrounding and a beaded rim. The reverse has 'His Half Peny' within a beaded circle, surrounded by the legend, and a beaded rim. The token is noted in 'Traders Tokens of The Seventeenth Century' - p.1115 under Beddington. This is the second of this type, found by the same finder. The token has a small cut-out to the rim. See - https://archive.org/stream/tradetokensissue02boyn#page/1114/mode/2up/search/ro…
Created on: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 28th June 2018
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Record ID: WILT-885D25
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A copper alloy halfpenny token dating to the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century (c AD 1760-1900). The token is worn. The obverse appears to depict St George on a horse killing the dragon with the legend [ ... ] EVER FLOURISH. The reverse appears to depict a church and the legend [ ... ] HALFPENNY.
Created on: Tuesday 1st May 2018
Last updated: Thursday 31st May 2018
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Downton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BERK-726A7D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A worn post-medieval copper alloy halfpenny trade token issued by John Rennals of Buckingham, AD 1668. The reverse may depict a roll (or rolls) of lace. Norweb Part 1 Buckinghamshire no. 301. Williamson (Bucks) 36.
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2018
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Record ID: WAW-6C9A40
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Gloucestershire
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Post Medieval trade token issued in Bristol. Similar to Williamson Vol. I, p. 240, No. 11 but is probably a halfpenny based on size. 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 t…
Created on: Monday 30th April 2018
Last updated: Monday 30th April 2018
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