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17th Century Tokens : Colchester-03 in Essex

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

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W123: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1655)
O  A brid with two wings expanded
HENRY LAMBE OF
R  H L conjoined
OF COLCHESTER 1655 H L
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W124: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1663)
O  1663
HENRY LAMBE OF
R  H L conjoined
OF COLCHESTER 1663 H L
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Henry Lamb was Mayor of Colchester in 1669.
W125: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1656)
O  A star
IOHN LAMBE 1656
R  I L conjoined
OF COLVLCHESTER I L
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W126: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A star
IOHN LAMBE
R  I L conjoined
OF COLVLCHESTER I L
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W127: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1654)
O  Holy lamb couchant
THO LAMBE AT BVTTIS
R  T L conjoined 1654
GATE IN COVLCHESTER T L 1654
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W128: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1667)
O  A crown and 1667
ABRA LANGLEY IVNR IN 1667
R  A A L
COLCHESTER BAY MAKR A A L
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W129: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A cockatrice
MARTIN LANGLEY IN EAST
R  M E L
STREET IN COVLCHESTER M E L
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W130: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1662)
O  1662
IOHN LAWRENCE 1662
R  I L
OF COLCHESTER I L
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W131: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  N L conjoined
NATHANIELL LAWRENCE N L
R  N L conjoined
OF COLCHESTER N L
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There is another variety of this from a different die, the letters being smaller and the dots around the initials are more numerous.

Nathaniel Lawrence was mayor in 1672, 1679, and 1683.

W132: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A merchant's mark
THO LVMKIN OF COLCHESTER
R  T L
IN TRENETY PARRISH T L
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W133: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1655)
O  A double-headed eagle displayed
IOHN MILBANCK IN
R  I M
COLCHESTER 1655 I M
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W134: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (1662)
O  I M M
IACOB MILLER I M M
R  1662
IN COLCHESTER 1662
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W135: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  W I
WILLIAM MOORE BAYS W I
R  W M M
MAKER IN COLCHESTER W M M
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W136: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  W I
WILLIAM MOORE BAYS W I
R  W M M
MAKER IN COLCHESTER W M M
Essex-0136_0 Farthing,  Farthing in  of
The W I on the obverse is probably a merchant-mark, as there are two lines through the body of the I, and the correct initials of husband and wife appear on the reverse. The token is very common, and three dies were used of the same type, but varying in details.

William Moore was mayor in 1663, 1664, 1670, 1681, and 1694.

W137: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A fleur-de-lys
ELIAS MOORTIER
R  E S M
IN COLCHESTER E S M
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W138: Essex, Colchester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A shuttle
ELIAS MOORTIER
R  E S M
IN COLCHESTER E S M
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