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17th Century Tokens : Salisbury-01 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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Salisbury

Hatcher, in his "History of New Sarum," quotes the following interesting note from the city recrods:

"Octr. 30th, 1658. Mr. Stone and Mr. Hely, then in London, requested to take course for stamping 5 pounds worth of farthings with the city arms and such inscriptions as they may think fit."

The die-sinkers were probably cnfined to London and a few of the large towns, and hence, perhaps, the frequent errors and variations in the spelling of local names, mistakes which would not have been made by persons familiar with the people and places, as, for instance, John Cragge, grocer in Sarum--John Gracce, grocer in Sarum.

Amongst the list of the eighty-six burgesses who voted in 1656 for the return of two members of Parliament are found the names of the following issuers: Thomas Culter, jun. (171), George Godfrey (184), Henry Gilbert, William Gapen, Edward Faulconer (176), Nicholas Haskoll (195), William Joyce (199), Christopher Legg (200), Edward Mason (206), Simon Rolfe (222).

Hatcher also mentions, in reference to the rising of Royalists in the West of England in 1654, that Edmund Mack (203) was an apothecary in Salisbury, one of the seven who pleaded guilty of raising war against the Government, and was probably pardoned.

W164: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1659)
O  A double-headed heagle displayed, gorged with a ducal coronet azure beaked and legged or, being one of the supporters of the city arms
FOR THE MAIOR OF THE 1659
R  Arms of the city: barry of eight azure and or
CITTY OF NEW SARVM
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This is curious, in having a double-headed eagle for mint-mark on both sides; on other pieces these marks are usualy stars, mullets, cinquefoils, etc.
W165: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1664)
O  St George and the Dragon
ROGER BEDBVRY
R  R A B
IN SARVM 1664 R A B
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W166: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  A bush
AT THE BVSH IN
R  T R
SALSBVRY 1657 T R
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W167: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1664)
O  A dragon
GEORGE CLEMENS
R  G A C
IN SARVM 1664 G A C
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The issuer was Mayor in 1687.
W168: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1655)
O  A Saracen's head
HENRY COLEMAN
R  H C
OF SARVM 1655 H C
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W170: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A dog
IOHN CRAGGE
R  I P C
GROCER IN SARVM I P C
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W173: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  The Ironmongers' Arms
CHRISTOPHER EGG
R  C E
IN SARVM C E
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W174: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1666)
O  Arms of the Elliot family: a fesse
GODDERD ELLIOT IN
R  The Grocers' Arms
SARVM GROCER 1666
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W176: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Skinners' Arms
EDWARD FAVLCONER
R  E M F
IN NEW SARVM 1659 E M F
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The issuer was Mayor in 1686
W177: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1656)
O  The Skinners' Arms
EDWARD FAVLCONER
R  E M F
IN NEW SARVM 1656 E M F
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W178: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1657)
O  The Skinners' Arms
EDWARD FAVLCONER
R  E M F
IN NEW SARVM 1657 E M F
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W179: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1659)
O  The Skinners' Arms
EDWARD FAVLCONER
R  E M F
IN NEW SARVM 1659 E M F
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Williamson indicates 1659, is this not then the same as 176?
W182: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A bell
IOHN GILBERT AT THE
R  I H G
BELL IN NEW SARVM I H G
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W183: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A bell
IOHN GILBERT AT THE
R  I H G
BELL IN NEW SARID I H G
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Probably the work of an illiterate die-sinker.
W184: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1659)
O  A rat
GEORGE GODFERY
R  G G
IN SARVM 1659 G G
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W185: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1652)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM GAPEN
R  W G
IN SARVM 1652 W G
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W186: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1652)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM GAPEN
R  W G
IN SARVM 1652 W G
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Williamson indicates a variety is dated 1652, thus the same as 185?
W187: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1662)
O  The Grocers' Arms
WILLIAM GASSEN
R  W G
IN SARVM 1662 W G
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W188: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A dog
IOHN GRACCE
R  I G P
GROCER IN SARVM I G P
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Probably the spelling is in error, and the token was issued by the issuer of 170.
W189: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (Date Unknown)
O  A rat
GEORGE GODFERY
R  G G
RAT KILR IN SARVM G G
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W190: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1666)
O  A knife and cleaver
ROGER GODFREY IN
R  R E G
NEW SARVM 1666 R E G
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W191: Wiltshire, Salisbury (Farthing): (1664)
O  A knife and cleaver
ROGER GODFREY IN
R  R E G
NEW SARVM 1664 R E G
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