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: a Generic Description of a Person


Standard Modern Form Form on the Token Date Description of Obverse of Token Description of Reverse of Token Page Street Token Number
 
Black Boy
The Black BoyYE BLAK BOY1666 HENRY LANE, AT YE BLAK BOY. A naked figure holding a spear. IN BLOMESBVRY MARKETT. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, 1666. 38BLOOMSBURY264
The Black BoyTHE BLAK BOYn.d. IOSEPH DREW AT THE BLAK. A negro smoking. BOY ON CVSTOM HOVSE KAY. In the field, HIS HALF-PENY, I. M. D. 67CUSTOM HOUSE547
The Black BoyYE BLAK BOYn.d. PHILLIP IORDAN AT YE BLAK. A naked figure holding a three-pronged fork or spear. BOY IN FRYDAY STREET. In the field, HIS HALF PENY, I. I. E. 88FRIDAY STREET758
The Black BoyTHE BLACK BOAY1651 AT THE BLACK BOAY. A naked boy holding a mug and a pipe. IN RATCLIF, 1651. In the field, N. E. V. 167RATCLIFF1599
The Black BoyTHE BLACKE BOYn.d. AT THE BLACKE BOY IN. A sweep. GILES IN THE FIELDS. In the field, E. B. 175ST. GILES'S1684
The Black BoyTHE BLACKE BOYn.d. AT THE BLACKE BOY. A sweep. S. KATHERINS LANE. In the field, W. A. B. 180ST. KATHARINE'S1740
The Black BoyTHE BLACK BOYn.d. THE BLACK BOY AT MARGR. An Indian boy, with a crown of feathers, holding a tobacco leaf. HILL IN SOVTHWARKE. In the field, H. F. 204SOUTHWARK2013
The Black BoyYE BLACK BOY1669 ELLES CRISPE AT YE BLACK. A naked Indian fitting an arrow to his bow. BOY IN THE STRAND, 1669. In the field, HIS HALF PENNY. 208STRAND2051
The Black BoyThe Black Boy1668 The Black 1668 Boy. In three lines; a naked boy, smoking. 1/2 Nere Suffolk Street end. In three lines across the field. The Grocers' arms above. 212SUFFOLK STREET2095
The Black BoyTHE BLACK BOYn.d. ROGER PRICE AT THE. An Indian boy holding a pipe. BLACK BOY IN WAPIN. In the field, R. I. P. 231WAPPING2302
 
Black Friar
The Black FriarAT YE BLACK FRYER1671 THO. SVTTON AT YE BLACK FRYER. A Friar standing full face, holding a crucifix and a rosary; across the field, in script characters, Mus ... hous (sic). IN BLACKE FRYERS, 1671. In the field, his 1D. 37BLACKFRIARS252
 
Blackmoor's
Blackmoor'sBLACKMORS1664 IOHN HVVDSON, BLACKMORS. A negro's head. IN HOVNESDICH, 64. In the field, I. E. H. 111HOUNDSDITCH1009
 
Dairymaid
The DairymaidTHE DEARY MADE1653 AT THE DEARY MADE. A woman churning. IN S. KATHERNS, 1653. In the field, W. S. .... 180ST. KATHARINE'S1751
 
Gray Friar
The Gray FriarYE GRAY FRYERn.d. RALPH HVTCHINSON AT YE GRAY. A friar. FRYER, IN CHANCERY LANE. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY. 47CHANCERY LANE357
 
King
The King TavernYE KING TAVERNn.d. RICHARD SVTTON AT YE KING. Bust of Charles I. crowned. TAVERN IN THE OLD BAYLY. In the field, HIS HALF PENY, R. S. 147OLD BAILEY1400
 
Naked Boy
The Naked BoyYE NAKED BOY1667ROBERT FEILD AT YE NAKED. A boy naked, holding (ut videtur) an apple.BOY AT QVEENE HITHE, 1667. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY. R. D. F.163QUEENHITHE1551
 
New Virginian[?]
The New Virginian[?]THE NEW VIRGINNEn.d. AT THE NEW VIRGINNE. An Indian smoking, holding a tobacco-leaf. IN PANKCROSE LANE. In the field, T. S. B. 152PANCRAS LANE1448
 
Old Man
The Old ManTHE OLD MANn.d. AT THE OLD MAN IN. A bearded bust in profile, with bare head. MARKET PLA. WESTMIN. In the field, W. I. F. 133MARKET PLACE, WESTMINSTER1255
 
Old Parr's Head
The Old Parr's HeadYE OVLD PARRS HEADn.d. AT YE OVLD PARRS HEAD. Profile bust with a ruff. CHANCERY LANE, A HALF PENY. In the field, D. E. P. 50CHANCERY LANE373
 
Old Prince
The Old PrinceTHE OLD PRINSn.d. AT THE OLD PRINS. Bust of Maurice, Prince of Orange(?). IN EST SMITH FEILD. In the field, R. M. T. 75EAST SMITHFIELD631
The Old PrinceTHE OLD PRINCn.d. AT THE OLD PRINC. Bearded bust with bare head. IN WESTSMITHFEILD. In the field, A. M. E. 195SMITHFIELD1905
 
Roxelana
RoxelanaROXCEL LANAn.d. THOMAS LACY, HIS 2 PENY. A female bust to the left; around, ROXCEL LANA. IN CATEATON STREETE. In the field, T. H. L. 47CATEATON STREET346
 
Sir Thomas Gresham
Sir Thomas GreshamSR THO GRESHAMn.d. ED HEATH AT SR THO GRESHAM. Bust of Sir Thomas Gresham, wearing a hat, his right hand resting on the pommel of his sword. IN BARTHOLOMEW LANE. In the field, HIS HALF PENY, E. M. H. 27BARTHOLOMEW LANE131
 
Soldier
The SoldierYE SOLDIER1668 IOHN RADBVRNE, GROCER, AT YE. A pikeman. SOLDIER IN ST. IOHN STREET. In the field, HIS HALFE PENY, 1668. 178ST. JOHN'S STREET1716
 
Sulieman
SulaymanSOLYMAN1671 SOLYMAN. A Turk's head. WARDS COFFEE HOVSE IN BREAD STREET. 1671, across the field in five lines. 41BREAD STREET289
SuliemanSOLYMAN1666 SOLYMAN. A Turk's head. THE COFFEE HOUSE IN ALDERSGATE STREET, 1666. In five lines across the field. 20ALDERSGATE STREET40
 
Sultaness
The SultanessTHE SVLTANESSn.d. THE SVLTANESS A COFFEE HOVSE. A head to the left, veiled. IN SWEETINGS RENTS CORNHILL. A shield of arms. 212SWEETING'S RENTS2097
 
Tallow Chandler
The Tallow ChandlerTHE TALLO CHANDLERn.d. THE TALLO CHANDLER. A man dipping candles. IN ESTSMITH FIELD. In the field, W. A. T. 75EAST SMITHFIELD632
The Tallow ChandlerTHE TALOW CHANDLERn.d. THE TALOW CHANDLER. A man dipping candles. IN S. GILES FIELDES. In the field, I. H. 175ST. GILES'S1686
The Tallow ChandlerTHE TALLOW CHANDLERn.d. THE TALLOW CHANDLER. A man dipping candles. IN NICKLES SHAMBLES. In the field, E. A. S. 185ST. NICHOLAS SHAMBLES1795
The Tallow ChandlerTHE TALLOW CHANDLERn.d. THE TALLOW CHANDLER. A man dipping candles. IN S. THOMASS, SOVTHWARK. 188ST. THOMAS'S SOUTHWARK1829
 
Tarlton
The TarltonTHE TARLETONn.d. AT THE TARLETON. The figure of Tarlton, with a pipe and tabor. IN WEELERS STREET. In the field, W. F. W. [See Note 2350] 235WHEELERS STREET2350
 
Will Somers
The Will SomersYE WILL SOMERS1666 AT YE WILL SOMERS, BACKSIDE. A figure clad in a long gown and wearing a hat, blowing a horn. In the field, OB. OVLD FISH STREET, 1666. In the field, two flowers, the stalks uniting below in a true lover's knot, between the initials, I. M. W. [See Note 1427] 149OLD FISH STREET1427


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