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17th Century Tokens : Bruton-Castle_Cary in Somersetshire

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

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W75: Somersetshire, Bruton (Farthing): (1669)
O  B and a tun, 1669 under
NECESSARY CHAINGE FOR B 1669
R  An embattled bridge of five arches
THE TOWNE OF BREWTON
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A large coin
W76: Somersetshire, Bruton (Farthing): (1659)
O  1659
IAMES BRAYNE 1659
R  I E B
OF BRVTON I E B
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W77: Somersetshire, Bruton (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
ROBERT LVDWELL
R  R L conjoined
MERCER IN BREWTON R L
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W78: Somersetshire, Cannington (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A double-headed eagle displayed
EDWARD COALES
R  E M C conjoined
IN CANINGTON E M C
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W79: Somersetshire, Carey Land (Farthing): (1660)
O  The lamb and flag
WILLIAM IRELAND
R  W K I
IN CAREY LAND 1660 W K I
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This token has been assigned by numismatists to Somerset, on account of the similarity of the name to Castle Cary. The name "Carey Land," however, seems to be unknown at the present time in the neighbourhood of that town. As many tokens show some whim or fancy of the issuer, may we venture to surmise that the issuer of the above [79] token, aiming at a wider field than either Castle Cary or Babcary, included the country adjoining, watered by the small river which rises at Castle Cary, and which, in the first ten or twelve miles of its course, gives the name of "Cary" to many places on its banks? "Cary Land" would, therefore, be a very natural designation for such a district. We have numerous instances of the affix "land" applied to farms, districts, and even countries; while "Taunton Deane" furnishes us with two tokens referring to the district around, and not to the town itself. In a "Roll of the Tenths and Fifteenths of all the Hundreds in the County of Somerset," probably of the time of Henry VIII., appears the word "Castelcarilond, ix."
W80: Somersetshire, Castle Cary (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
EDWARD RVSE
R  E M R
IN CASTELL CARY E M R
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W81: Somersetshire, Castle Cary (Farthing): (1666)
O  1666
EDWARD RVSSE
R  E M R
IN CASTELL CARY E M R
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