London (2843), West Smithfield, Lionell Bufkine, Halfpenny, 1666
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17th century token
City of London
Lionell Bufkine [at the Three Roses]
Obv: LIONELL BVFKINE AT THE = Three roses
Rev: IN WEST SMITHFEILD 1666 = NEER / CLOTH / FAIRE / GATE
BW 2843, Norweb -.
Very Fine and extremely rare.
Lyonell Bufkin is listed in the 1666 Hearth Tax Returns. His house lay probably in Long Lane, close to Smithfield, from which there was an entrance into Cloth Fair.
There is no denomination on the token but it is of halfpenny size.