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17th Century Tokens : Exeter-04 in Devonshire

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

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W126: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1664)
O  A fleur-de-lys
WILLIAM KEAGLEY
R  W M K
IN EXON 1664 W M K
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W127: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1660)
O  Two V's, one inverted on the other
IOHN LEDGINGAHAM
R  I L conjoined
OF EXON 1660 I L
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W128: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1661)
O  A full-blown rose
MARY LISSON
R  M L
IN EXON 1661 M L
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W129: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1664)
O  A comb
RICHARD LVNN
R  R L
IN EXON 1664 R L
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W130: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1663)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN MABAR
R  I R M
IN EXON 1663 I R M
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W131: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1662)
O  1662
IOHN MATHEW 1662
R  I M
IN EXON I M
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W132: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1663)
O  A lantern
WILLIAM MAY
R  1663
IN EXON 1663
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W133: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOSEPH MAVDIT
R  I M conjoined
OF EXETER 1657 I M
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W134: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1651)
O  EXON
MARY MOORE 1651 EXON
R  A communion cup
DRINK YEE ALL OF THIS
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This is a curious leaden token, ¼ size. It has been found to be a sacrament token, struck for the use of the communicants of St. Mary Major, Exeter. That church was formerly called "Mary Moore," also "Mary the Moor" (see Dr. Oliver's "History of Exeter," p. 121), which Mr. W. Cotton suggests may have been a corruption of St. Marie-la-Mère. At that date Exeter was in the hands of the Puritans, and as the Presbyterians had then the ascendancy, it is probable their form of worship was adopted at St. Mary Major. In the Presbyterian Church it has always been the rule, even down to the present time, that no person shall be permitted to partake of the sacrament who does not bring with him or her a metallic check, previously procured from the church officers, which is given up to the elders when the communicants stay to take the Sacrament; and doubtless this interesting token was one of those so used at the sacred ordinance in 1651.
W135: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Mercers' Arms
MARIE MOVNTJOY
R  M M
IN EXON 1666 M M
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W136: Devonshire, Exeter (Farthing): (1671)
O  P P joined
NECIESSARY CHANGE P P
R  Legend in three lines across the field
IN EXON 1671
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