London (2687), St Mary at Hill, John Hive [at the Bee Hive], Halfpenny, 1667


17th century token

City of London

St Mary at Hill

John Hive [at the Bee Hive]

Halfpenny, 1667

Obv:  IOHN HIVE AT THE               =        bee hive

Rev:  ON ST MARY HILL 1667        =        HIS / HALF / PENY


BW. 2687, Norweb 7603.

Good Fine, very rare.  Ex Nott and Norweb collections.

It can be no coincidence that the issuer chose a bee hive as the sign of his premises.