English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens

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

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Version 1.0, updated 09 February 2009


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Standard Modern Form Form on the Token Date Description of Obverse of Token Description of Reverse of Token Page Street Token Number
 
Bacon Shop
The Bacon ShopAT YE BACON SHOPn.d. MATHEW DVNE AT YE BACON SHOP. A side of bacon. IN BVTCHER ROW, AT TEMPLE BAR. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, M. E. D. 44BUTCHER ROW321
 
Bodice Maker
The Bodice MakerTHE BODY MAKERn.d.AT THE BODY MAKER. In the field, W. S.IN HOLYWELL STRET. A pair of stays, or boddice.109HOLYWELL STREET985
 
Cellar
The CellarYE CELLERn.d.IOHN BODINGTON AT YE. In the field, HIS HALF PENY.CELLER IN CHANCERY LANE. A bunch of grapes.47CHANCERY LANE351
 
Coffee House
The Coffee HouseAT YE COFFE HOVSn.d.ROBERT HAYES, AT YE COFFE HOVS. A turbaned head of a Turk.IN BARBICAN, FORMERLY IN PANNYER ALLY. In four lines across the field.25BARBICAN111
Coffee HouseCOFFEE HOVSE1671.....M RVSSELL, ...71. In the field, HIS COFFEE HOVSE.NR BARTHOLOMEWS CLOSE. A half-length figure of a man pouring out a cup of coffee.27BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE129
Coffee HouseCOFFEE HOVSEn.d.HEN. WELLINGTON, NEAR YE POST. A hand, holding a coffee pot, issuing from a cloud, and pouring into a cup.HOVS IN BISHOPSGATE STREET. In the field, HIS COFFEE HOVSE, W. H. W.32BISHOPSGATE STREET WITHIN186
The Coffee HouseThe Coffee Housen.d.George Daphin. A Turk's head.Att The Coffee House in Chancery Lane. In five lines across the field.47CHANCERY LANE354
The Coffee Housethe Coffee housen.d.Robert Terrey, his ˝. A Turk's bust.Att the Coffee house in Chancery Lane. In five lines across the field.48CHANCERY LANE365
The Coffee HouseTHE COFFEE HOVSE1669CHARLES KIFTELL. A hand issuing from the clouds, pouring from a coffee-pot into a cup.AT THE COFFEE HOVSE. In the field, IN CHEAPSIDE, 1669.52CHEAPSIDE404
The Coffee HouseAT YE COFFEE HOVS1665H. WELLINGTON, AT YE COFFEE HOVS. A hand holding a coffee-pot and pouring into a cup. In the field, H. W.IN CHEQVER YARD, BY DOWGATE. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, 1665.54CHECQUER YARD420
The Coffee HouseYE COFFE HOVSE1671ANDREW VINCENT, YE COFFE. A hand issuing from a cloud, pouring from a coffee-pot into a coffee-cup.HOVSE IN FRIDAY STREET, 71. In the field, 1D.88FRIDAY STREET759
The Coffee HouseYE COFFE HOVSEn.d.AT YE COFFE HOVSE AGAINST. In the centre, HENRY MVSCVT, and a hand holding a cup of coffee.BROOK HOVSE IN HOLBORN, HIS HALFPENNY. H. E. M. In seven lines across the field.105HOLBORN933
Coffee HouseCOFFEE HOUSEn.d.THOS. STROVD AT. A Turk's head. In the field, [a "D" above a "1" - KOB].LVDGATE COFFEE HOUSE. A view of Ludgate.131LUDGATE WITHIN1238
The Coffee House1666HENRY SADD IN YE MINORYES. In the field, H. S. and a crowned rose.A COFFEE HALFEPENNY, 66. In the field, a Turk’s head (?), and H. S.136THE MINORIES1292
Coffee HouseCOFFEE HOVSE1671IOSEPH. Half-length figure of a man holding a cup; a hand issuing from a cloud, pouring into it from a coffee-pot. A table on which are three pipes.HOWARD, COFFEE HOVSE IN NEW STREET, 1671. In five lines across the field. (Penny-size.)144NEW STREET, COVENT GARDEN1372
The Coffee HouseYE COFFE HOVSEn.d.ROBERT HAYES, AT YE COFFE. A turbaned full-faced bust.HOVSE IN PANIER ALLEY. In the field, HIS HALFPENY.152PANYER ALLEY1449
The Coffee HouseYE COFFE HOVSEn.d.TIMOTHY CHILD AT YE COFFE. A Turk's head.HOVSE IN RVSSELL STREET. In the field, HIS HALFE PENY.171RUSSELL STREET1642
The Coffee HouseYE COFFEE HOVSEn.d.NICH. STRAINGE AT YE COFFEE. A Turk's bust.HOVSE IN ST. ANNS LANE. A hand issuing from a cloud, pouring from a coffee-pot into a cup.172ST. ANN'S LANE1649
The Coffee HouseTHE COFFEE HOVSEn.d.AT THE COFFEE HOVSE IN. A hand issuing from a cloud, holding a coffee-pot and pouring into a cup.STARR COVRT BREAD STREET. A star.207STAR COURT2040
 
Old Coffee House
The Old Coffee HouseTHE OVLD COFFEE HOVSEn.d.STEPHEN HAYWARD, GEO. BACKLER. A hand from a cloud, pouring coffee into a cup.AT THE OVLD COFFEE HOVSE IN ST. MICHAELLS ALLY, FORMERLY BOMANS, ˝. In six lines across the field.184ST. MICHAEL'S ALLEY1786
 
West Country Coffee House
The West Country Coffee HouseTHE WEST COVNTRY COFFEE HOVSEn.d.THE WEST COVNTRY COFFEE. In the field, I. S.HOVSE IN LOTHEBVRY. A hand, holding a coffee-pot, pouring into a coffee-cup.130LOTHBURY1229
 
Colt's ...
The Colt's ...THE COVLTS .....1651AT THE COVLTS ...... A horse prancing.SOVTH WARKE. 1651. In the field, I. M. B.204SOUTHWARK2010
 
Crooked Billet
The Crooked BilletTHE CROOKED BILLITn.d.AT THE CROOKED BILLIT. In the field, R. I. S.AT THE BVLWORKE GATE. A crooked billet.43BULWARK GATE320
The Crooked BilletTHE CROOKED BILLETn.d.AT THE CROOKED BILLET. A billet of wood.IN MOVNTAGVE CLOSE. In the field, T. I. C.138MOUNTAGUE CLOSE1309
The Crooked BilletTHE CROOKED BILLETn.d.IOHN SHORE, AT THE CROOKED. A crooked billet.BILLET ... S. IOHN STREETE. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY.178ST. JOHN'S STREET1719
 
Green Lattice
The Green LatticeTHE GREEN LETTICEn.d. THE GREEN LETTICE. A latticed square. IN COCK LANE. In the field, I. D. S. 59COCK LANE, SMITHFIELD (?)470
 
Hole in the Wall
The Hole in the WallTHE HOLE IN THE WALLn.d.AT THE HOLE IN THE WALL. A wall, with a circular hole in it.IN CHANCERY LANE HIS HALF PENY, I. M. F. In five lines, within compartments, across the field. [See Note 368]48CHANCERY LANE368
 
Man at the Wood
The Man at the WoodTHE MAN AT THE WOODn.d. IOHN ATWOOD IN ROSE LANE. Detrited. THE MAN AT THE WOOD. A man standing near wood. 169ROSE LANE1615
 
Next Boat
The Next BoatYE NEXT BOATn.d.AT YE NEXT BOAT BY PAVLS. A boat containing three men, over it NEXT BOAT.WHARFE. AT PETERS HILL FOOT. In the field, M. M. M. B.186ST. PETER'S HILL1805
 
Old Bunch [of Grapes]
The Old Bunch [of Grapes]YE OLD BVNCHn.d.GEO. WAPLES, YE OLD BVNCH. A bunch of grapes.IN HOVNSDICH. In the field, G. A. W.112HOUNDSDITCH1018
 
Old Prison
The Old PrisonTHE OLD PRISONn.d.AT THE OLD PRISON. A building.WHITE CHAIPEL. In the field, F. H.237WHITECHAPEL2372
 
Royal Oak
The Royal OakTHE ROYAL OKEn.d.IOHN REWOOD AT THE. In the field, HIS HALF PENY.ROYAL OKE IN WAPPING. An oak.231WAPPING2304
 
Sparrows' Nest
The Sparrows' NestTHE SPAROSNESTn.d.AT THE SPAROSNEST. Three sparrows.IN DRVRE LANE. In the field, I. A. S.72DRURY LANE593
 
Speaker Frigate
The Speaker FrigateYE SPEAKER FRIGATEn.d.YE SPEAKER FRIGATE In the field, E. E. W.IN VPPER SHADWELL. A frigate.190SHADWELL1846
 
Three Crowned Needles
The Three Crowned NeedlesTHE 3 CROWND NEDLS1669IO. READ AT THE 3 CROWND NEDLS. Three needles crowned.IN ALDERSGATE STREET. In the field, HIS HALF PENY, 166919ALDERSGATE STREET23
 
Whitington's Cat
Whitington's CatWHITINGTONS CAT1657AT WHITINGTONS CAT. A cat.IN LONG LANE, 57. In the field, I. M. M.129LONG LANE, SMITHFIELD1219
 
Wiltshire Shepherd
The Wiltshire ShepherdTHE WILSHIRE SHEPARDn.d.THE WILSHIRE SHEPARD. A shepherd and his dog.IN ST. MARTINS LANE. In the field, HER HALFE PENY.183ST. MARTIN'S LANE1778
 
World's End
The World's EndYE WORLDS END1666MARGRET TVTTLESHAM AT YE. A terrestrial globe.WORLDS END IN GOLDEN LANE. In the field, HER HALFPENY, 1666.90GOLDEN LANE782


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