London ( 850), Dowgate, S.P., Penny


17th century token

City of London


S.P., Penny

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.