SCBI 62: The Norweb Collection Part 8: Middlesex & Uncertain Pieces by Thompson, R.H. and Dickinson, M.

This volume, covering the county of Middlesex, is the concluding part of the monumental eight volume catalogue of the Norweb Collection of 17th Century Tokens of the British Isles.

 

Of the 1,617 types in this volume, over 270 are not in Williamson's catalogue. A concordance facilitates reference by Williamson or Dickinson number together with extensive indexes. Every type is illustrated on the 68 plates. Also included in this volume are Uncertain Pieces and Forgeries from the collection. Several re-attributions from one county to another are published here for the first time and many readings and duplicate recordings have been corrected.

 

Many Middlesex token-issuers seem to have serviced the needs of the City and several new trades are noted here for the first time such as Baconman, Cake-house proprieter, Letter receiver, Throwster, Tripeman, Vinegar merchant, Worsted-shop and Yarn-shop keeper. An essay on Andrew Welch of Shadwell a Draper, Chart-Maker and Token Issuer forms part of the introductory material, providing fascinating insight into the activities of a tradesman of the time and the significance of signs employed on the tokens.

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SCBI 62: The Norweb Collection Part 8: Middlesex & Uncertain Pieces by Thompson, R.H. and Dickinson, M.

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