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17th Century Tokens : Cambridge-05 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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W65: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1652)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN NEWTON IN
R  I A N, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDG 1652 I A N
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"John Newton was treasureer of the town in 1657" (Cooper, Ann., iii. 466).
W66: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor
IOHN NICKLES AT BLEW
R  I I N, mullet for a mintmark
MARKET HILL CAMBRIDG I I N
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The Blue Anchor was behind the Town Hall, where the town clerk's offices now are.
W69: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1667)
O  1667
IAMES POTTER 1667
R  I E P, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDG I E P
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W74: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  H M R
HENERY RAPER IN H M R
R  A sugar-loaf; no inner circle, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDG GROCER
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W75: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1660)
O  H M R
HENERY RAPER IN H M R
R  A pair of shears; no inner circle
IN CAMBRIDGE 1660
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W76: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1663)
O  Arms of the Russell family; a lion rampant within a bordure; crest a demi-goat; no inner circle
FRANCIS RVSSELL:
R  F A R, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDGE : 1663 F A R
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OF the Russells of Chippenham, Cambridgeshire.
W77: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms
HENERY SMITH
R  H M S, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE H M S
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W79: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1653)
O  The Bakers' Arms; no inner circle
IOHN SPARKES BAKER
R  I M S, mullet for a mintmark
IN CAMBRIDGE 1653 I M S
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W81: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1659)
O  Three cloves
IOSEPH TIFFORD IN
R  I [rose] T, mullet for a mintmark
CAMBRIDGE 1659 I [rose] T
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W82: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (1657)
O  W W / 1657
WILL WATERSON OF W W
R  E W, quatrefoil for a mintmark
CAMBRIDG CARYER E W
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"Waterson is mentioned in a letter of John Strype" (Cooper, Ann., iii. 504).
W83: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three tuns
WILIAM WELLS 3 TVNS
R  W S W, mullet for a mintmark
TAVERN IN CAMBRIDG W S W
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William Wells was appointed alderman in 1662, and was mayor in that year.

"A famous tavern on the Market Hill, near St. Edward's churchyard. Part of it is still an ale-house, with the same sign" (Cooper, Ann., iii. 476 [2], 1845).

W84: Cambridgeshire, Cambridge (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms; no inner circle
PHILLIP WILLIAMS
R  P M W, mullet for a mintmark
OF CAMBRIDGE P M W
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Philip Williams was treasurer of the town in 1658, and mayor in 1669. He had been a follower of the prophet Ludowick Muggleton, but conformed to the Established Church.

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