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British token, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Rich Turton, farthing token 1668, Ironmongers' arms

British token, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Rich Turton, farthing token 1668, Ironmongers' arms

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British token, Oxfordshire, Oxford, Rich Turton, farthing token 1668, Ironmongers' arms. 

The issuer's mother, Ann Turton, issued a farthing token as an ironmonger in 1657 (BW 178); at the time of this token's issue, she was living and married to William Morrell, also an ironmonger, suggesting that the son went into business in competition with his mother and stepfather ! 

VF, minor surface roughness and striking weakness. Scarce. 

BW 179; Norweb 3733 (dies) 

ex-Martin Bridgewater collection; ex-J. Maitland collection, BDW 8, 16 November 1994, lot 777 pt.
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