London (2049), New Palace Yard, Symon Norcott at Ye Golden Starr, Halfpenny
17th century token
Westminster (Metropolitan Middlesex)
New Palace Yard
Symon Norcott at Ye Golden Starr
BW 2049, Norweb -.
Fine to Good Fine. Extremely rare.
New Palace Yard was also referred to as the "New Pallace" in the 1666 Hearth Tax returns, where Simon Norcote is recorded as having five hearths. This token (together with the fragment in the Museum of London) suggest that the issuer's first name should be spelled "Symon", not "Simon" as in Williamson.