Kent (354), Honeychild Manor, C.S., 1672


17th century token


Honeychild Manor

Sir Charles Sedley, 1672

Obv:  THE MANNOR OF        =       C S (in monogram)

Rev:  HONYCHILD 1672         =       goat


BW 354, Norweb 2612.

About Very Fine, obv. sl. off centre.

Undoubtedly one of the best known Kent tokens, issued in the last year when 17th century tokens were allowed to circulate.  Sir Charles Sedley was a very colourful character, whose exploits are well summarised in his Wikipedia entry.  The token was probably intended for use in or near his estate on Romney Marsh, but it is highly unusual (if not unique) to find a token issued by a peer of the realm.