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    • Denomination: Token halfpenny

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Record ID: WAW-4208B2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
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Post Medieval token: a 17th century trade token issued by Francs Iefferis of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Williamson No. 188. 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 13th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 13th February 2019
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Record ID: SUR-ACB3F0
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Oxfordshire
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A copper alloy 17th century trade halfpenny of Robert Redway, the inn keeper at the Red Lion in Fetter Lane, London, dating to the late 1660s. Obverse: a lion rampant surrounded by the legend ROBERT REDWAY AT Ye. Reverse: the legend LION IN FETTER LANE / HIS / HALFE / PENY.
Created on: Wednesday 6th February 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Record ID: NARC-315EBE
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete copper alloy Token of Post-Medieval date (AD 1652-1668). The obverse reads THOMAS.COOOPER.IN, with iron mongers arms in central field. The reverse reads NORTHAMPTON.16[??] with C//T/E in central field. Diameter: 15.54mm, Thickness: 0.86mm, Weight: 0.6g. Waddell (2012), P 14, Nos 70-71.
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: OXON-03955D
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A worn and incomplete copper-alloy post-medieval 17th century halfpenny trade token of John Boddington of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire dated 1669. Obverse: In outer part of field: "JOHN BODDINGTON", and central, within a beaded circle "B" over "I K" above a scroll decoration. Reverse: In outer part of field, "DRAPER IN BIGGLESWADE" and within a beaded inner circle: "HIS HALFE PENNY".
Created on: Tuesday 29th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 29th January 2019
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Record ID: SWYOR-B05DB9
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: North Yorkshire
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A Post Medieval copper alloy 17th century token halfpenny issued by John Lambert of Askrigg. Williamson (Yorkshire) 8, dated on the token 1666. Williamson (1967, 1308). It is 19.32 mm in diameter, 1.09 mm thick, and weighs 1.66 g.
Created on: Friday 25th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: LON-F0F5E8
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 John Osman at Puddle Dock Blackfriars, dating from AD 1664. Williamson (1889:705 2295). Obverse: IOHN . OSMAN . 1664 = I . M . O Reverse: AT . PVDLE . DOCK = HIS . HALFE . PENNY Dimensions: diameter: 19.54mm, weight: 1.52g. 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: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: IOW-61A4E5
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Isle of Wight
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A complete and corroded post-Medieval copper-alloy token halfpenny of William Hide, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, dated 1667 on token. Williamson 1889: Hampshire (274, ref: 237). Obverse: WILLIAM HIDE HIS HALF PENY; H above W B (in field). Reverse: IN SOVTH YARMOVTH 1667; A sailing ship left. Diameter: 19.6mm. Weight: 2.34g. DA=12:12. Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd.
Created on: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 9th January 2019
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Record ID: WILT-480D2B
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token halfpenny issued by Francis Manninge at Salisbury in Wiltshire, Williamson Wiltshire 204, dating to 1664. Ref: Williamson (1967: 1245).
Created on: Tuesday 8th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 16th January 2019
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Record ID: IOW-CE829B
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 Joseph Barton of West Cowes, Isle of Wight, c. 1664. Williamson 1889: Hampshire (261, ref: 55). Obverse: IOSEPH BARTON; HIS/HALF/PENY (in field). Reverse: IN WEST COWES; THE/KINGS/ARMS (in field). Diameter: 19.9mm. Weight: 1.51g. DA=12:6. Williamson, G.C., 1967 Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century London: Seaby Ltd.
Created on: Friday 21st December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AE4B41
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A worn Post-Medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by James March at Faversham, Kent in 1663. Williamson (1889, 366) Kent no. 273. Description: Obverse: The grocer's arms on a square shield. Legend: '+'lAMES MARCH 1669'. Reverse: 'HIS/HALF/PENY./I.A.M.I' in four lines. Legend: '+IN FEVERSHAM IN KENT'. Both Legends contain star initial marks and no obvious stops. Measurements: 19.91mm in diameter, 0.49mm thick and 0.73g 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…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: KENT-AE0AC2
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Kent
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A worn Post-Medieval copper-alloy 17th-century token halfpenny issued by James Cheever at Canterbury in 1663. Williamson (1889, 350) Kent no. 50. Description: Obverse: A hand holding a pair of shears. Legend: ''+lAMES . CHEE[VER.]'. Reverse: 'HIS/HALF/PENY' in three lines. Legend: '+IN.CANTERBVRY .1663'. Both Legends contain flower initial marks and large stops. Measurements: 19.91mm in diameter, 0.49mm thick and 0.73g 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 businesses…
Created on: Thursday 20th December 2018
Last updated: Friday 21st December 2018
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Record ID: WMID-11949C
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
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A Post Medieval copper alloy 17th Century token halfpenny issued by Stephen Wright of Wellington, Shropshire. Williamson (1967: 964) Shropshire no. 96, dated 1668 (on token). Overall dimension: 21.41mm in diameter and 2.41g in weight.
Created on: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Last updated: Wednesday 19th December 2018
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Record ID: ESS-E8FA22
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Hertfordshire
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A copper-alloy struck trader's token dating to 1656. It was produced by Richard Crisp of Clare, Suffolk. Obverse: R.C in centre of token. IN CLARE 1656 around. Reverse: WEB/STER in centre of token. RICHARD CRISP around
Created on: Monday 10th December 2018
Last updated: Thursday 10th January 2019
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Record ID: WILT-539CAB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Wiltshire
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A Post-Medieval copper alloy trader's token, dating to c. AD 1648-1672. Uncertain issue.
Created on: Monday 3rd December 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: YORYM-D7646A
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, AD 1688. The token was issued by Timothy Browne, cordwainer (shoe maker) in Beverley. Obverse: TIMOTHEY BROWNE around head of a goat left (part of the cordwainer arms). Reverse: OF BEVERLEY around HIS//HALF//PENY. The token is 18.2mm in diameter and weighs 1.1g. A similar example is illustrated in Thompson and Dickinson, pl.17, no.5800. 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 beg…
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D61244
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Post medieval copper alloy token halfpenny, 19mm in diameter and with a weight of 0.85grams. Issued by Thomas Heyricke of Market Harborough, 1668, Cf. Norweb 2877.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D5ECCB
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cambridgeshire
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Post medieval copper alloy token halfpenny, 14mm in diameter and with a weight of 0.57grams. Issued by James Jarman? of Ramsey, 1663.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: LEIC-D5B58A
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Rutland
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Post medieval copper alloy token halfpenny, 19mm in length, 17mm wide and with a weight of 1.30grams. Issued by Peter Bariffeoe of Uppingham, 1668, Cf. Norweb 3870a.
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 3rd December 2018
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Record ID: SOM-D1C698
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A post-medieval copper-alloy 17th-century trade token halfpenny issued by the Portreeve of Yeovil in Somerset, dated to 1666 (on token). Williamson Somerset 327. Ref: Williamson (1891, 995).
Created on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: WAW-BC7C52
Object type: TOKEN
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Worcestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Post Medieval token: a 17th century trade token issued by Fran Richardson of Worcester. Williamson No. 157. 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. B…
Created on: Monday 26th November 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th November 2018
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