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17th-Century Farthing Trade Tokens

Of this county there are only tokens of Broughton, Cockermouth, and Kirklinton [and farthings only of the latter two]. It is the smallest series of any English county.

In Snelling's list of towns which issued tokens, are Carlisle and Whitehaven, which I have never met with. Unfortunately, Snelling has committed so many errors, that he is no authority. Care should be taken not to confound the Caerleon token of William Meredith, which reads Carine, with Carlisle.

From the large number of Scotch Bodles found in the Northern counties, they no doubt formed the principal small change, as the tokens of Northumberland and Westmoreland are also few in number.

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