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London (2843), West Smithfield, Lionell Bufkine, Halfpenny, 1666

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17th century token

City of London

West Smithfield

Lionell Bufkine [at the Three Roses]

(Halfpenny), 1666

Obv:  LIONELL BVFKINE AT THE     =      Three roses

Rev:  IN WEST SMITHFEILD 1666         NEER / CLOTH / FAIRE / GATE

2.50g.

BW 2843, Norweb -.

Very Fine and extremely rare.

Lyonell Bufkin is listed in the 1666 Hearth Tax Returns.  His house lay probably in Long Lane, close to Smithfield, from which there was an entrance into Cloth Fair.

There is no denomination on the token but it is of halfpenny size.