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John Empson at the sign of the Crown and Beacon in Duke’s Place

24 September 2016

A mid-17th century token issued by John Empson of Duke’s Place, London The above copper half penny token measures 20.9 mm and weighs 1.34 grams. It was issued by a tradesman...

Robert Manfield at the Sign of The Death’s Head in Distaff Lane

27 August 2016

A mid-17th century token issued by a tradesman operating from the sign of the Death’s Head in Distaff Lane, London. The above copper farthing token measures 16.2 mm and weighs...

The Three Tuns Tavern Against the Great Conduit in Cheapside

19 July 2016

A mid-17th century token issued by a tradesman operating from the sign of The Three Tuns, near the Great Conduit in Cheapside, London. The above copper farthing token measures 16.8...

Ralph Butcher in Bishopsgate Without

18 June 2016

A farthing tradesman’s token issued by Ralph Butcher of Bishopsgate Without, London (Image courtesy of Simmons Gallery) The above brass farthing token measures 16.9 mm and weighs...