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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ 17th century token coinage https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage.html 17th Century Farthing Token, Spalding, Lincolnshire https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-spalding-lincolnshire-56111.html Sun, 30 May 2021 10:23:29 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Spalding, Lincolnshire  
Description: A farthing token dated 1667 issued by the Borough of Spalding, Lincolnshire. The obverse has the inscription: THE POORE OF SPALDINGS HALFE PENNY 1667, in six lines. The reverse has a view of Spalding town hall.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Stamford, Lincolnshire https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-stamford-lincolnshire-56052.html Tue, 27 Apr 2021 11:00:55 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Stamford, Lincolnshire  
Description: A farthing token dated 1657 issued by the Borough of Stamford, Lincolnshire. The obverse has the initials FD over the date 1657; the reverse has the initials HR. The initials are those of Francis Dalby and Humfrey Reinolds, alderman and chief chamberlain respectively.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Norwich, Norfolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-norwich-norfolk-55962.html Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:05:55 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Norwich, Norfolk  
Description: A farthing token of the City of Norwich, dated 1668. The obverse depicts the arms of Norwich: on a shield a castle, in base a lion passant guardant. The reverse has the inscription: A NORWICH FARTHING 1668, in four lines.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Yarmouth, Norfolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-yarmouth-norfolk-55958.html Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:51:16 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Yarmouth, Norfolk  
Description: A farthing token dated 1655, issued by Thomas Bradford of Yarmouth, Norfolk. The obverse has seven pierced mullets. The reverse has the issuer's initials TB.

Williamson notes: Thomas Bradford was Bailiff of Yarmouth in 1675, and Mayor in 1685. He died in 1703, and was buried in the north transept of St. Nicholas' Church.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Norwich, Norfolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-norwich-norfolk-55949.html Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:07:13 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Norwich, Norfolk  
Description: An undated 17th century farthing token issued by Ann Munford of Norwich, Norfolk. The obverse depicts the arms of the Worshipful Company of Grocers: On a shield a chevron between nine cloves. The reverse has the initials of the issuer.

Williamson notes: The widow Munford was rated in St. Peter Mancroft from 1659 to 1664. She was buried there in 1681.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Laxfield, Suffolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-laxfield-suffolk-55947.html Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:00:03 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Laxfield, Suffolk  
Description: An undated 17th century farthing token issued by Robert Tovill of Laxfield, Suffolk. The obverse depicts, from the arms of the Worshipful Company of Drapers: Three clouds with sunbeams issuing crowned with three imperial crowns one and two. The reverse has the initials of the issuer and his wife.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Foulsham, Norfolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-foulsham-norfolk-55939.html Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:09:54 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Foulsham, Norfolk  
Description: A farthing token dated 1668, issued by Edward Benn, a mercer of Foulsham, Norfolk. The obverse depicts the arms of the Worshipful Company of Mercers: A figure of the Virgin (Maidenhead) couped at the shoulders, within a shield. The reverse has the initials B over ER, for the issuer and his wife.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Lowestoft, Suffolk https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-lowestoft-suffolk-55938.html Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:04:46 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Lowestoft, Suffolk  
Description: A farthing token dated 1655, issued by Robert Betts of Lowestoft, Suffolk. The obverse depicts (somewhat simplified!) the arms of the Worshipful Company of Bakers: On a shield three garbs Or on a chief barry wavy of six Argent and Azure two anchors Or cabled Gules over all issuant from a cloud Proper radiated in chief Or a cubit arm descending therefrom vested Argent cuffed Sable the hand Proper holding a balance Or. The reverse has the initials of the issuer and his wife.
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17th Century Farthing Token, Fryer Lane, London https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-farthing-token-fryer-lane-london-55733.html Sun, 22 Nov 2020 13:33:37 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Farthing Token, Fryer Lane, London  
Description: A 17th century farthing token issued by 'IW' of Fryer Lane, London. The obverse has the initials of the issuer and his wife. The reverse has FRYER LANE in two lines. Unfortunately, both obverse and reverse legends are only partially legible.

Fryer Lane was located in the Dowgate ward of the City of London and is mentioned in a publication of 16821 (see Image 4). An interesting entry in Harben's, A Dictionary of London 2 notes that: 'Stow says it was called Frier lane of such a signe there set up'. The implication that the name was taken from a tavern sign would account for it being used as the central design of the token, rather than the surrounding legend.

The token is not listed in Williamson, Dickinson or SCBI 59 and no other record of it has been traced.

1. England's Remarques: giving an exact account of the several shires, counties, and islands in England and Wales.
2. Henry A Harben, 'Greenwich Street', in A Dictionary of London (London, 1918), British History Online.
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17th Century Halfpenny Token, Grays Inn Lane, London https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/tokens-jetons-and-medalets/17th-century-token-coinage/17th-century-halfpenny-token-grays-inn-lane-london-55732.html Sun, 22 Nov 2020 13:24:12 GMT 17th century token coinage 17th Century Halfpenny Token, Grays Inn Lane, London  
Description: A halfpenny token dated 1667, issued by Edward Battey at The Black Spread Eagle tavern, Grays Inn Lane, London. The obverse depicts a double-headed eagle displayed. The reverse has the inscription, HIS HALFE PENNY 1667 in four lines. The flan is pierced.

This is probably only the second recorded example of this halfpenny token, although a farthing of the same issuer and tavern is listed by Williamson/Dickinson (London 1240). The first example of the halfpenny denomination was published by Michael Dickinson in the Spink Numismatic Circular of July 2010 (page 123). This was some years after the publication of his standard work, Seventeenth Century Tokens of the British Isles and their Values, but a reference to the SNC article is made in the later work, Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, Vol. 62, which he co-authored with R H Thompson. The present token (from the same dies) confirms Dickinson's tentative reading of the legends with the minor addition of a pellet after YE and after GRAYS.
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