Middlesex (212), Newington Green, John Ball at the Boarded House, Penny
17th century token
John Ball at the Boarded House
Obv: IOHN BALL AT THE BOARDED = The Salutation (two men greeting each other)
Rev: HOVSE NEERE NEWINGTON GREEN = HIS / PENNY
BW 212, Norweb 9222.
Fair to Near Fine. Ex Griffiths collection.
The Boarded House (meaning a weatherboarded house) was a well-known inn which provided various forms of entertainment, including bull-baiting. The popularity of the establishment may be judged by the fact that its weighty tokens usually turn up in a worn state. The issuer may have given his name to Ball's Pond Road.