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17th Century Tokens : Leicester in Leicestershire

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

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W31: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1667)
O  An angel
NATHANIELL BAKER
R  N B conjoined
IN LESTER 1667 N B
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(Nichols, No. 9; North, No. 5.)
The Angel Inn, which has long since disappeared, formerly stood between the Cheapside and Gallowtree Gate, on the site now occupied by a firm of drapers.
W34: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Bakers' Arms
DAVID DEAKINS 1657
R  D D
BAKER IN LESTER D D
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 3; Throsby, No. 18; North, No. 2.)
W35: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1664)
O  The Bakers' Arms
DAVID DEAKINS 1664
R  D D
BAKER IN LESTER D D
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The D. D. in the field of reverse is much larger than in No. 34, and, unlike it, the legend runs from the lower poart of the coin from left to right.
(Nichols, No. 4.; Throsby, No. 19.)
W36: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1655)
O  F W E
FRANCIS ELLIOT F W E
R  F W E
IN LEICESTER 1655 F W E
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 1; Throsby, No. 16.)
W37: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1666)
O  A hand holding a glove
IOHN GOODALL IN
R  I S G
LEICESTER 1666 I S G
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(Nichols, No. 5; Throsby, No. 20; North, No. 3.)
W40: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1656)
O  The Mercers' Arms
IAMES LEE IN
R  I A L
LEICESTER 1656 I A L
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(Nichols, No. 2; Throsby, No. 217; North, No. 1.)
W41: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (1662)
O  A crown
IOHN MASON IN 62
R  I E M
LECSTER BAKER I E M
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 17.)
W42: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A crown
MARY MOUNTNEY
R  M M
OF LECESITER M M
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 18.)
The Crown Inn formerly stood in the Swine Market (now called High Street).
W43: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
RICHARD NOONE
R  R A N
OF LEICESTER R A N
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 19; North, No. 8.)
W44: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A lion rampant
AT THE RED LYON
R  W I N
IN LESTER TOWNE W I N
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 20; Throsby, No. 32; North, No. 9.)
The initials W. I. N. are assigned by the late Mr. North to William Newton (and perhaps Jane, his wife), the said William Newton, as appears by the Chamberlain's accounts of the borough of Leicester for 1659-1660, being an innkeeper of note at that period.
W45: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  T A O
THO OVERINGE LEICESTR T A O
R  A crown
VIVE LA ROY
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(Nichols, No. 21.)
Thomas Overing was Mayor of Leicester in 1669.
W47: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A half-length figure
IANE PALLMER
R  I P
IN LECESITER I P
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 22; Throsby, No. 34; North, No. 10.)
The figure on the obverse of this token is variously ascribed to: The Mercers' Arms, the Maiden's Head (a tavern sign), the Queen's bust holding a sceptre, etc.; the writer's opinion, formed from a careful scrutiny of an excellent specimen of the token being, that it is a half-length figure of some long-haired Puritan soldier or Roundhead of the Commonwealth.
W53: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
THOMAS STVRGES
R  T M S
MERCER IN LEICESTER T M S
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 24; Throsby, illus., No. 36.)
W54: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Bakers' Arms
SAMVELL WILLSON
R  S R W
IN LESTER BAKER S R W
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 26.)
W56: Leicestershire, Leicester (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
RICHARD WOODROFFE
R  R M W
IN LESTER MERCER R M W
Image not available
(Nichols, No. 25.)

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