Mr. Pepys' Small Change | 17th Century Tokens from London
Auction Catalogue of a portion of the choice and valuable collection of the rare tradesmen's tokens of the eighteenth century, the property of William Norman, Esq. Auction Catalogue of coins and medals, including the collection of Greek, Roman and English coins, Mossop's pattern penny of , Matthew Young's token in silver, Auction Catalogue of a collection of rare tradesmen's tokens, the property of W.
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There are only a very few rare issues of two penny tokens produced and these were limited to issuers living in London and Southwark. Considering the circular shaped tokens, which comprises the bulk of the series, their denominations can be closely correlated to their size but not their weight due to a wide variation in their flan thickness.
The tokens themselves bear designs on both their obverse and reverse sides. Typically their designs might be summarised as follows;. Outer obverse and reverse legends: The name of the issuer and the district, street or lane on which their trade premises were located.
Reverse centre field: Either one or other of the following:. Note: Prior to the mid 18th century when it became common practice to assigned individual identification numbers to premises within their respective roads or streets buildings were normally identified by the distinguishing signs by which their occupiers or their neighbours traded under.
ENGLISH MERCHANT TOKENS
The average 17th century street could contain a bewildering array of elevated street furniture in the form of signs, emblems plus the coats of arms of the Livery Companies to which the respective traders belonged. While I do not claim to be an expert in this particular token series I would describe myself as an enthusiastic collector and researcher of the series. Don't have an account? Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
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