London ( 850), Dowgate, S.P., Penny
17th century token
City of London
BW 850, Norweb -.
Fine, die flaw on obverse. Extremely rare, and very unusual in that it is of farthing size yet bears the clear denomination of a penny. It forms part of a series of penny, twopenny and sixpenny tokens from the same issuer - a "set perfectly unique" in Williamson's words. All are extremely rare, and none were in the Norweb collection.