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17th Century Tokens : Wisbech 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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Wisbech

On 20 Nov., 1668, "the Town Balife [Richard Harrison, grocer--see No. 187) is ordered to lay oute five or ten pounds in farthings at London, having them made with the towne armes upon them." On 28 Feb., 1669, it was ordered "that the Toune Ballif and Mr. Richard Harrison dose lay oute twenty pound in halfpennys withe thes motto upon one side--'A WISBEACH HALFE PENY,' and on the other side the effiges of the towne seale with the date of the year." These townpieces are not known to exist; it is very probable that they were never struck (Boyne).
W201: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1665)
O  The Grocers' Arms, mullet for a mintmark
IOHN BELLAMY
R  I I B, mullet for a mintmark
IN WISBICH 1665 I I B
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W203: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1667)
O  The Grocers' Arms, mullet for a mintmark
IOHN BELLAMY
R  I I B, mullet for a mintmark
IN WISBICH 1667 I I B
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"He was town bailiff in 1682. The family still remains at Wisbeach (Boyne).
W205: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms, a large rose of five leaves for a mintmark
HENRY COLDWELL
R  In three lines HIS FARTHING
IN WISBIDG HABADASHER HIS FARTHING
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[Both Williamson and Dickinson give this as a farthing, and as a variety of 204 which has the legend HIS HALF PENY in three lines, therefore I assume this may have the legend HIS FARTHING instead?]
W206: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN FINCH OF
R  I F
WISBECH 1666 I F
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W207: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms, mullet for a mintmark
IOHN [mullet] FINCH [mullet][mullet]
R  I F, mullet for a mintmark
OF [mullet] WISBECH [mullet][mullet] I F
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W208: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Haberdashers' Arms; no inner circle
RICHARD HARRISON
R  R H, mullet for a mintmark
OF WISBICH 1664 R H
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W209: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Grocers' Arms; no inner circle
JOHN MOYES 1664
R  I E M, mullet for a mintmark
IN WISBECH I E M
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W210: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1667)
O  A cog wheel
ANTHONY RACHELL
R  A E R
IN WISBECHE 1667 A E R
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W211: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Bakers' Arms
HENRY TVNARD OF
R  H I T
WISBITCH 1657 H I T
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W212: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1662)
O  The Bakers' Arms
HENRY TINARD OF
R  H I T
WISBITCH 1662 H I T
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W213: Cambridgeshire, Wisbech (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Bakers' Arms, rose for a mintmark
HENRY TVNARD OF
R  H I T, mullet for a mintmark
WISBITCH 1663 H I T
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