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17th Century Tokens : Calne in Wiltshire

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

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W22: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  A crown
IAMES BARTLETT
R  I B
OF CALNE 1669 I B
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W23: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  The Mercers' Arms
STEPHEN BAYLIE
R  S S B
OF CAVLNE 1669 S S B
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W24: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Mercers' Arms
STEPHEN BAYLIE
R  S S B
OF CAVLNE S S B
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W25: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  The Tallowchandlers' Arms
IOHN DASH
R  I P D
IN CALNE 1669 I P D
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W26: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A talbot
ROBERT DIER
R  R I D
IN CALNE R I D
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W28: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  HIL / MAR / TEN
ARTHVR FORMAN 1669 HIL / MAR / TEN
R  A I F
CHANDLER OF CALNE A I F
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W29: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Two tobacco-pipes crossed
IOHN FORMAN
R  I A F
IN CALNE I A F
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The pipes on this and other tokens are of the kind called by the vulgar "fairy pipes." which were made at the commencement of the seventeenth century. They are frequently found in ploughed fields, whither they have been carried in manure. They are generally without stems, but when perfect are about eight inches long, thicker in the stem than modern pipes, with small heads almost egg-shaped. In some districts they are found with the maker's initials at the bottom of the heart. By some they are believed to have been made long prior to the reign of Elizabeth, during whose reign tobacco was first introduced; there are certainly reasons for(?) supposing that the custom of smoking is more ancient than the introduction of tobacco. When half of the great tower of Kirkstall Abbey, co. York fell down in 1779, a number of these "fairy pipes" were found imbedded in the mortar, and it is known that the most modern part of the tower was built in the reign of Henry VII.; and after the abbey was dismantled at the Reformation, there was no access to the upper part of the tower. Several were lately found at Newcastle in the castle midden on removing the houses built on that ancient accumulation. These pipes are called in Ireland "Dane's pipes." One was found in a Danish cairn in 1855. (See Ulster Journal of Archaeology, iii., p. 320.)
W30: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1668)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN IEFFREIS
R  I M I
OF CAVN 1668 I M I
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W31: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WIL IEFFREY ELDER
R  W I
IN CALNE W I
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W32: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  An anchor
GRACE LAWRENCE
R  I G L
OF CAVLN 1669 I G L
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W33: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  Three rolls of bread
WITHERSTONE MESENGER
R  W M M
OF CALNE BAKER W M M
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W34: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Grocers' Arms
IOHN NORMAN
R  I M N
IN CAVLNE I M N
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W35: Wiltshire, Calne (Farthing): (1669)
O  A warehouse with turret on the top
AT THE GLASS HOVSE
R  A I S
IN CALNE 1669 A I S
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