English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2007-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.0, updated 09 February 2009


Patterns Including: References to Classical Mythology

Note: some of these (specifically fleece, flying horse, and mermaid) are also found as charges on medieval armory.


Standard Modern Form Form on the Token Date Description of Obverse of Token Description of Reverse of Token Page Street Token Number
 
Fleece
The FleeceTHE FLEACEn.d. WILLIAM CLIFFORD, AT THE. A fleece. FLEACE IN COVENT GARDEN. In the field, W. C. 62COVENT GARDEN492
The Fleece TavernTHE FLEECE TAVERNEn.d. AT THE FLEECE TAVERNE. A fleece. IN COVEN GARDEN. In the field, W. C. 62COVENT GARDEN496
The Fleece TavernYE FLECE TAVERNn.d. ALLAN WILSON AT YE FLECE. A fleece, suspended by the middle. TAVERN IN HOLBVRNE. In the field, A. W. 108HOLBORN962
The Fleece TavernTHE FLEECE TAVERN1651 AT THE FLEECE TAVERN. A fleece. IN HOLBORNE, 1651. In the field, T. M. S. 109HOLBORN980
The Fleece TavernYE FLEESE TAVERN1667 IOHN ROBOTTOM AT YE FLEESE. A fleece. TAVERN IN ST. MARTINS LANE. In the field, HIS HALFEPENNY, 1667. 182ST. MARTIN'S LANE1773
The Golden FleeceTHE GOLDEN FLEECn.d. AT THE GOLDEN FLEEC. A fleece. WITHOVT TEMPLE BARR. In the field, S. A. I. 214TEMPLE-BAR WITHOUT2116
The FleeceTHE FLESEn.d. AT THE FLESE IN. A fleece. LETTELL WOOD STREET. In the field, T. D. 243WOOD STREET2444
 
Flying Horse (i.e. Pegasus)
The Flying HorseTHE FLIEING HORSEn.d. AT THE FLIEING HORSE. Pegasus. IN CHARTER HOVSE LANE. In the field, A. A. L. 52CHARTER HOUSE LANE396
The Flying HorseYE F...ING HORSEn.d. IAMES ROBINSON AT YE. Pegusus. F...ING HORSE IN GRVB STREET. In the field, HIS HALFE PENY. 97GRUB STREET847
The Flying HorseTHE FLYING HORSEn.d. AT THE FLYING HORSE. Pegusus. S. NICKLES SHAMBLES. In the fields, P. M. B. 185ST. NICHOLAS SHAMBLES1793
 
Hercules
The HerculesYE HERCVLESn.d. FRANCIS GIBSON IN VPPER. Hercules with his club. MOORE FEILDS, AT YE HERCVLES. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY. 138MOORFIELDS1315
 
Hercules' Pillar
The Hercules' PillarsYE HERCVLES PILLERSn.d. ED. OLDHAM AT YE HERCVLES. A crowned male figure standing erect, grasping a pillar with each hand. PILLERS IN FLEET STREET. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, E. P. O. [See Note 721] 83FLEET STREET721
The Hercules' PillarsTHE HERCVLVS PILLERSn.d. THE HERCVLVS PILLERS. Hercules grasping a pillar in each hand. IN FLEET STREETE. In the field, I. M. S. [See Note 734] 85FLEET STREET734
 
Mermaid
The Mermaid TavernTHE MAIRMEAD TAVERN1650 THE MAIRMEAD TAVERN. A mermaid. AT BILLIN GATE, 1650. In the field, V. I. H. 30BILLINGSGATE163
The Mermaid TavernTHE MERMAYD TAVERN1652 THE MERMAYD TAVERN. A mermaid, with the usual attributes. [See Note 281] IN BOWE LANE, 1652. In the field, I. A. P. 40BOW LANE281
The Mermaid TavernYE MEAREMAYD TAVERNn.d. AT YE MEAREMAYD. A mermaid, with her accustomed attributes. TAVERN CHEAPSIDE. In the field, I. T. M. 53CHEAPSIDE415
MermaidMARE MAIDn.d. ....MARE MAID, TWIXT MILK STREET AND WOOD STR..... A mermaid. HABERDASHER, SMALLWARES IN CHEAPSIDE. A merchant's mark combined with the letters, W. R. 54CHEAPSIDE416
The MermaidTHE MERMAIDEn.d. NEXT THE MERMAIDE. A mermaid. IN EASTSMITHFEILD. In the field, I. M. P. 75EAST SMITHFIELD629
The MermaidTHE MEARMAIDn.d. AT THE MEARMAID. In the field, T. C. AT HOLBORNE BRIDG. A mermaid. 108HOLBORN967
The Mermaid TavernYE MEARMAYD TAVERNn.d. YE MEARMAYD TAVERN. A mermaid. IN PATER NOSTER ROW. In the field., S. E. B. 153PATERNOSTER ROW1459


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