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17th Century Tokens : Cambridge-01 in Cambridgeshire

W Numbers refer to Williamson's  Trade Tokens Issued in the Seventeenth Century in England, Wales and Ireland, (1891)

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W10: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant; no inner circle
IAMES ALDERS
R  I A, mintmark a mullet
IN CAMBRIDGE I A
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James Alders of Trinity Parish was one of the bailiffs of the Corporation 1653-1657. He was appointed common councipman in 1662 (Cooper, Ann. iii. 463).
W11: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A Tudor rose, mintmark a mullet
RICHARD ALLEN ROSE
R  R I A, mintmark a mullet
TAVERNE IN CAMBRIDG R I A
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Richard Allen first occupied the Rose Inn in 1653. He was appointed common councilman in 1662.

The letters of this token vary much in size.

W12: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A Tudor rose, mintmark a mullet
RICHARD ALLEN ROSE
R  R I A
TAVERNE IN CAMBRIDG R I A
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W13: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
IAMES ANDERSON
R  [Unknown]
IN CAMBRIDGE
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W14: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A globe on a stand, no inner circle
NICHOLAS APTHORP
R  N A, mintmark a rose of five leaves
IN CAMBRIDGE N A
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Nicholas Apthorpe was appointed common councilman in 1685.
W16: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Merchant Tailors' Arms, rose of five leaves for a mintmark
IOHN BIRD 1667
R  1667, rose of five leaves for a mintmark
OF CAMBRIDGE 1667
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The arms are a royal tent between two robes, on chief a lion passant. This token bears the date on both sides.
W17: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1667)
O  A fess between three birds
IOHN BIRD 1667
R  1667, rose of five leaves for a mintmark
OF CAMBRIDGE 1667
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Mentioned by Cole.
W18: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms; no inner circle, mullet for a mintmark
JOHN BLACKLY BAKER
R  I A B, mullet mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE I A B
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The arms are a balance between three garbes, on a chief barry wavy of four. John Blackly was of Trinity Parish.
W19: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms, rose of five leaves for a mintmark
JONATHAN BROWNE
R  IO I B in monogram, a rose of five leaves for a mintmark
IN [rose] CAMBRIDGE [rose] IO I B
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W20: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1652)
O  Three cloves, mullet for a mintmark
WILL BRYAN IN CAMBRIDG
R  W H B, mullet for a mintmark
CONFECTIONER 1652 W H B
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William Bryan was Mayor in 1650 and 1657. He was displaced from being alderman in 1662 (Cooper, Ann. iii. 503). He died in 1690.
W21: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms, mullet for a mintmark
I B VNDER THE ROASE
R  I E B, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE I E B
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The letters on the obverse are much smaller than those on the reverse.

A Mr. Bryan died at the Rose Inn in 1652, and his widow was succeeded by Rich. Allen in 1653. In 1470 this tenement was the endowment of a fellowship at Queen's College; it was afterwards called St. Paul's Hostel. The college sold it in 1529, and it subsequently became an inn (W. G. Searle Hist. of Queen's College). The Rose was the starting-point of the London stage coach from 1655. Rose crescent now occupies the site of its yard.

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