London (2617, N.8402), St Katherine's, by the Cage, Thomas Houlcroft, 1665


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17th century token

Stepney (Metropolitan Middlesex)

St Katherine's, by the Cage

Thomas Houlcroft, 1665

Obv:  Thomas / Houlcroft / 1665

Rev:  BY YE CAGE IN ST KATHERNS       =         H / TM


BW. 2617, Norweb 8402.

Good Fine with light verdigris.  Ex Nott and Norweb collections.

There are two reverse varieties of this token.  This variety is very much the scarcer of the two.

The "Cage" was a prison for petty criminals and debtors.