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London (2259), Porter's Quay, Rich Smith at the Red House, Halfpenny

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17th century token

City of London

Porter's Quay

Rich Smith at the Red House

Halfpenny

Obv:  RICH SMITH AT THE RED          =        HIS / HALF / PENY

Rev:  HOVSE AT PORTERS KEY         =        House

1.42g.

BW 2259, Norweb -.

Fine to Good Fine.  Extremely rare.  Ex Wetton, Shuttlewood and Greenall collections.

Both known types issued from Porter's Quay were from the "Red House", which was probably a place of entertainment.  Only this type depicts the house itself.