SCBI 59: The Norweb Collection Part 7: City of London by Thompson, R.H. and Dickinson, M.

This SCBI volume concentrates on the tokens of the City of London, that "One Square Mile" which remains distinct from the rest of London. Certain streets (etc.) shared with other administrative areas have been placed where their greater part lay. Some token issuers have been found amongst the "rulers of London" and freemen of livery companies. A number had to rebuild after the Great Fire of 1666. A surprising variety of trade is represented.

The tokens have been attributed in the light of published information known to the authors, and those appearing uncertain, or belonging to more than one possible location, have been left to the next volume, as have a small number of forgeries. Of the 1,443 types in this volume more than 230 are not in Williamson's catalogue and few have been illustrated previously. Many readings have been corrected, several duplicate records eliminated and tokens reattributed from Middlesex, Ireland and an "uncertain" category. A concordance facilitates reference by Williamson number or additions by Dickinson. There is a very rare leather piece, and a goodly scattering of pennies. Most of these were issued from coffee-houses and an essay on coffee-house tokens is included.

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SCBI 59: The Norweb Collection Part 7: City of London by Thompson, R.H. and Dickinson, M.

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