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17th Century Tokens : Lyme_Regis-02 in Dorsetshire

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

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W95: Dorsetshire, Lyme Regis (Farthing): (1653)
O  R S in centre between two roses(?), with similar flowers filling up the legend
LYME 1653 R S
R  [Blank]
[No Legend]
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In the possession of Mr. A. Palmer, of Lyme Regis, is a token of the ordinary farthing size, made apparently of lead or pewter, inscribed on one side only: "LYME 1653," and "R. S." in centre between two roses (?), with similar flowers filling up the legend. This curious token (which Mr. Palmer kindly submitted for my inspection) was discovered during recent repairs to the old parish church, and is probably unique. It is the only token in Dorset made of white metal that I am aware of, and may have been struck as a proof.
W96: Dorsetshire, Lyme Regis (Farthing): (1655)
O  A heart
AMVELL HART
R  A pot of lilies or roses
OF LYME 1655
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W97: Dorsetshire, Lyme Regis (Farthing): (1668)
O  A heart
AMMIEL HART
R  A pot of lilies or roses
OF LYME 1668
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W98: Dorsetshire, Lyme Regis (Farthing): (1668)
O  A heart
AMMVELL HART
R  A pot of lilies or roses
OF LYME 1668
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[N. H.] Amyell, or Amiel, Hart was a merchant in the borough, and Mayor of Lyme Regis in the years 1660, 1671, and 1687. [See the list of mayors given in Roberts's "History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis" (ed. 1834, p. 381), and in Hutchins (ii. 48), extracted from the leets roll, hustings-book, and lists of the corporation.]
W99: Dorsetshire, Lyme Regis (Farthing): (1657)
O  A ship
ABRAHAM PITTS OF
R  A P with a plant or flower between the letters
LYME REGIS 1657 A P
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