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17th Century Tokens : Birmingham-Coventry-01 in Warwickshire

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

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W29: Warwickshire, Birmingham (Farthing): (1652)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD ENSOR OF
R  A fleur-de-lys, E E
BIRMINGHAM 1652 E E
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W30: Warwickshire, Birmingham (Farthing): (1660)
O  The Grocers' Arms
EDWARD ENSOR OF
R  A fleur-de-lys, E E
BIRMINGHAM 1660 E E
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Edward Ensor settled in Birmingham about 1614, and had a large family, and it is a common name now in the town. The issuer of the token was a mercer, and lived in Moor Street, near the Roebuck Inn.
W56: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1669)
O  A leopard, C C 1669
A COVENTRY FARTHING C C 1669
R  An elephant and castle
THE ARMES OF COVENTRY
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A large coin. An order of Council made by the Corporation of the City of Coventry in 1669 is as follows.

"That the tokens which have lately been issued in this city be called in under a penalty of £5, as many persons are obliged to receved 13d. of thse tokens for 12d. in silver, and that none be suffered to remain out, except those which have the city's stamp; and whatever profit there be the sword-bearer to take it. After the 16th of April the above tokens to be called in."

W57: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Cordwainers' Arms
SAMVEL ALSOP
R  S A
IN COVENTRY 1666 S A
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Samuel Alsop, of Coventry, aged 22, married Mary Jones of Evesham, aged 22, on October 18, 1662.
W58: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1656)
O  A merchant's mark
NATHANIELL ALSOPP
R  N A
OF COVENTRY 1656 N A
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Nathaniel Alsopp was captain of the city militia in 1659.
W59: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three tuns
WILLIAM AVSTEN
R  W A A
IN COVENTRY W A A
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W60: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three tuns
WILLIAM AVSTEN
R  W A A
IN COVENTREY W A A
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W61: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A globe
NATHANIEL BARNAARD
R  N B
IN COVENTRY MERCER N B
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He was Sheriff in 1641.
W62: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Weavers' Arms
ROBERT BEDFORD 1666
R  R B
IN COVENTRY R B
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W63: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1666)
O  The Weavers' Arms R B
ROBERT BEDFORD 1666 R B
R  R B
IN COVENTRY R B
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W64: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  An anchor, R B
ROBERT BEDFORD IN
R  R A B
YE CITTY OF COVENTRY R A B
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He was Sheriff in 1643; Mayor 1650.
W67: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A sugar-loaf
AT THE SVGAR LOFE
R  F C
IN COVENTRY MARCER F C
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W68: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1665)
O  F C
MERCER AND GROCER F C
R  1665
IN COVENTRY 1665
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W69: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1665)
O  F C conjoined
MERCER AND GROCER F C
R  1665
IN COVETREY 1665
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F C are the initials of Francis Cater, merchant and mercer. He was Sheriff in 1669, and churchwarden of St Michael's in 1666.
W72: Warwickshire, Coventry (Farthing): (1663)
O  A pack-horse
EDWARD CRVSSE
R  E M C
OF COVENTRY 1663 E M C
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