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London ( 558), Charterhouse Lane, Francis Bentham

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17th century token

Finsbury (Metropolitan Middlesex)

Charterhouse Lane

Francis Bentham [at the sign of the Sun]

Obv:  FRANCIS BENTHAM             =        sun in splendour

Rev:  IN CHARTERHOVS LANE     =        B / F / M

1.07g.

BW 558, Norweb 7870.

Nearly Very Fine, ex Nott and Norweb collections.

Francis Bentham (d.1670) was the ancestor of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), the philosopher, whose body (dressed in his clothes) is on permanent display at University College, London.