London (2867), West Smithfield, John Merifield at Ye Maid's Head [?], Halfpenny, 1669
17th century token
City of London
John Meriefield at Ye [Maid's Head?]
Obv: IOHN MERIEFIELD AT YE = Bust of girl with ribbon in hair
Rev: WEST SMITH FEILD 1669 = HIS / HALFE / PENY / IMM
BW 2867, Norweb -.
Fine to Good Fine but with weak areas. Exceedingly rare.
The only other specimen of this token of which we are aware is one from the Beaufoy Cabinet, now in the Museum of London, on which the device is indistinct. It seems likely that it is intended to represent a female head, but the contemporary name of the sign is uncertain.