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17th Century Tokens : Shaftesbury-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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W145: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Mercers' Arms
PETER KING IVNIOR
R  P M K
IN SHASTON 1657 P M K
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W146: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Mercers' Arms
PETER KING IVNIOR
R  P M K
IN SHASTON 1657 P M K
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R of IVNIOR smaller than the rest of the letters.

Hutchins gives this variety as spelt "SHASTONE" on reverse.

W147: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Mercers' Arms
PETER KING IVNIOR
R  P M K
IN SHASTON 1657 P M K
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R of IVNIOR smaller than the rest of the letters and size of the initial letters on the reverse different in size than those on No. 146.

Peter King was elected Mayor of Shaftesbury in 1651, and was fined £10 agreeable to charter for refusing to serve. He was also mayor in 1655, 1661, and 1666. Peter King, junior, was mayor in 1688 and 1690 and "Peter King" again in 1703. (See list of mayors of the borough in Hutchins, iii. 15, taken from rolls of court-leet, minute-books, etc.)

W148: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1658)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN LEGGE IN
R  I S L
SHASTON 1658 I S L
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W149: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Grocers' Arms
THOMAS MASTERS IN
R  T M with a flower between the letters
SHASTON GROCER 68 T M
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W150: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1667)
O  A sheep
WILLIAM MATHEW
R  W M
IN SHASTON 1667 W M
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[Hutchins's list.]
W151: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A pack-horse
RICHARD PRITTELL
R  R M P
OF SHASTON DORSETT R M P
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Richard Prittle was Mayor of Shaftesbury in 1659.
W152: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (1665)
O  A leg
RICHARD SOP
R  R S
OF SHASTON 1665 R S
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The name of Sopp is still known in Shaftesbury.
W153: Dorsetshire, Shaftesbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Arms; six crosslets, three, two, and one
CHRISTOFER WARE
R  A merchant's mark composed of C W and 4
SHASTON IN DORSET C W 4
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Christopher Weare was Mayor of Shaftesbury in 1630 and 1650.

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