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.