Middlesex (212), Newington Green, John Ball at the Boarded House, Penny

£25.00

17th century token

Rural Middlesex

Newington Green

John Ball at the Boarded House

Penny

Obv: IOHN BALL AT THE BOARDED     =      The Salutation (two men greeting each other)

Rev:  HOVSE NEERE NEWINGTON GREEN           HIS / PENNY

4.31g.

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.