London ( 558), Charterhouse Lane, Francis Bentham
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17th century token
Finsbury (Metropolitan Middlesex)
Francis Bentham [at the sign of the Sun]
Obv: FRANCIS BENTHAM = sun in splendour
Rev: IN CHARTERHOVS LANE = B / F / M
BW 558, Norweb 7870.
Nearly Very Fine, ex Nott and Norweb collections.
Francis Bentham (d.1670) was the ancestor of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the philosopher, whose body (dressed in his clothes) is on permanent display at University College, London.