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 Religious Stories


Standard Modern Form Form on the Token Date Description of Obverse of Token Description of Reverse of Token Page Street Token Number
 
Adam and Eve
The Adam and EveTHE ADAM AND EVEn.d. AT THE ADAM AND EVE. Adam and Eve beneath the tree. IN THAMES STREETE. I. S. B. 216THAMES STREET2147
 
Devil and [Saint] Dunstan's
The Devil and [Saint] Dunstan'sTHE D. AND DVNSTANSn.d. AT THE D. AND DVNSTANS. The representation of the saint standing at his anvil, and pulling the nose of the "D." with his pincers. WITHIN TEMPLE BARRE. In the field, I. S. W. [See Note 736] 85FLEET STREET736
 
Garden
The Garden House (a reference to the Garden of Eden)THE GARDEN HOVSEn.d. WILL. VESEY AT THE GARDEN. Adam and Eve standing by the tree, around which the serpent is entwined. HOVSE NEARE PICCADILLY. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, W. S. V. 158PICCADILLY1506
The Garden HouseYE GARDEN HOVSn.d. AT YE GARDEN HOVS. A building. IN BLACK FRYERS. In the field, T. D. K. 37BLACKFRIARS254
 
Lion and Lamb
The Lion and LambTHE LION AND LAMBEn.d. AT THE LION AND. A lion and a lamb. LAMBE ON SNOWHIL. In the field, L. W. 197SNOW HILL1927
The Lion and LambYE LYON AND LAMBE1666 GEORGE CORFEILD AT YE LYON AND LAMBE IN SOVTHWARK. G. K. C. HIS HALF PENY. 1666. In the field, a lion and lamb. 200SOUTHWARK1950
 
Saint Alban
The Saint AlbanYE ST. ALBANn.d. GEORG. CARTER AT YE ST. ALBAN. A figure holding a sword and a cross, standing near an altar, on which is an open book with clasps. IN ST. ALBANS STREET, NEER ST. IAMES MARKET. In six lines across the field. 171ST. ALBAN'S STREET1647
 
Saint Christopher
[Saint] Christopher BrewhouseXTOPHER BREWHOVSEn.d. XTOPHER BREWHOVSE. St. Christopher bearing the infant Jesus. WHITCRS (sic) STREETE. In the field, T. M. G. 237WHITE-CROSS STREET2380
 
Saint Clement
Saint ClementS. CLEMENTEn.d. WILL. ELLIS AT S. CLEMENTE. A bishop standing, holding an anchor and a crozier. IN S. TOOLES STREET. In the field, W. M. E. 219TOOLEY STREET2171
The Saint ClementTHE ST. CLEMENTn.d. AT THE ST. CLEMENT. St. Clement; his right hand resting on an anchor, and in his left a crozier. IN TOOLEY STREET. In the field, R. M. T. 220TOOLEY STREET2187
 
Saint George
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGE1649 AT THE GEORGE WITHIN. St. George slaying the Dragon. ALL GATTE, 1649. In the field, A. N. E. R. 20ALDGATE WITHIN51
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGEn.d. AT THE GEORGE IN. St. George and the Dragon. BASINGHALL STREET. In the field, T. I. M. 24BASINGHALL STREET102
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGn.d. EDWARD IARVIS AT THE GEORG. St. George, on horseback, piercing the dragon. IN CHEAPSIDE MARKETT. A monogram, in cyphers, of the issuer's name. 52CHEAPSIDE403
[Saint] George TavernGEORGE TAVERN1657 GEORGE TAVERN IN. St. George and the Dragon. CLARE STREET, 57. In the field, G. I. 57CLARE STREET444
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGn.d. IOHN STON AT THE. St. George and the Dragon. GEORG IN DRVRY LANE. In the field, I. M. S. 72DRURY LANE589
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGn.d. AT THE GEORGE IN. St. George slaying the Dragon. GRACECHVRCH STREET. In the field, W. M. B. 92GRACECHURCH STREET801
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGEn.d. AT THE GEORGE. St. George and the Dragon. IN HELMAN COVRT. In the field, S. E. B. 101HELMAN COURT876
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGEn.d. AT THE GEORGE IN. St. George and the Dragon. LEADENHALL STREET. In the field, I. E. W. 122LEADENHALL STREET1137
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGEn.d. PHILLIPA KENN AT THE. St. George and the Dragon. AT THE GEORGE IN THE OLD BALEY. In the field, P. K. 147OLD BAILEY1396
The [Saint] GeorgeTHE GEORGE1657 AT THE GEORGE IN. St. George and the Dragon. THE OVLD BAYLY, 57. In the field, W. E. T. 148OLD BAILEY1414
The [Saint] George InnTHE GEORGE INNn.d. AT THE GEORGE INN. St. George and the Dragon. IN WESTSMITHFIELDE. In the field, .... D. H. 195SMITHFIELD1907
The [Saint] GeorgeYE GEORGEn.d. EDCWARD IONES AT YE GEORGE. St. George and the Dragon. IN WARWICK LANE. In the field, HIS HALFE PENY. 233WARWICK LANE2323
 
Saint John / Saint John's Head
The Saint John TavernTHE ST. IOHN TAVERNEn.d. IOHN HENTHORNEAT THE ST. IOHN. The head of the Baptist in a dish. TAVERNE IN CHANCERY LANE. In the field, HIS HALFE PENNY, I. M. H. 47CHANCERY LANE355
The Saint John's Head TavernTHE S. IOHNS HEAD TAVERNn.d. THE S. IOHNS HEAD TAVERN. The Baptist's head in a dish. IN CHANCERY LANE. In the field, R. M. 50CHANCERY LANE371
The Saint John's Head TavernTHE S. IOHNS HEAD TAVERNn.d. AT THE S. IOHNS HEAD. A human head in a dish. TAVERN WITHIN LVDGATE. In the field, I. E. H. 132LUDGATE WITHIN1240
 
Saint Paul's Head
The [Saint] Paul's HeadTHE PAVLS HEADn.d. THE PAVLS HEAD. The bust of St. Paul. NEAR DOCTORS COMMONS. In the field, G. H. 68DOCTORS' COMMONS559
 
Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Saint Peter and Saint PaulST. PETER AND ST. PAVLEn.d. F. H. AND ST. PETER AND. Bust of St. Peter with the keys. ST. PAVLE AT ST. PAVLES CHVRH. Bust of St. Paul with the sword. 186ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD1804
 
Salutation
The SalutationYE SALVTATIONn.d. AT YE SALVTATION IN LOMBARD. Two men in the costume of the period, saluting. STREET, HIS HALF PENNY. In the field, T. M. H. 126LOMBARD STREET1175
The SalutationTHE SALVTATIONn.d. AT THE SALVTATION. Two men saluting. TAVERNE IN TOWER ST. In the field, T. E. B. 225TOWER STREET2236
The Salutation TavernTHE SALVTATION TAVERNn.d. THE SALVTATION TAVERN. Two figures, in the costume of the period, saluting each other. [See note 164] AT BILLINGSGATE. In the field, R. S. M. 30BILLINGSGATE164
Salutation TavernSALVTATION TAVERNn.d. DANIEL GREY, SALVTATION. The angel Gabriel saluting the Virgin. TAVERN IN HOLBORN. In the field, HIS HALFE PENY. 104HOLBORN915
 
Saul
The SaulTHE SAVLn.d. AT THE SAVL IN PETI. The Conversion of Saul. FRANC WESTMINSTER. In the field, I. S. T. 157PETTY FRANCE, WESTMINSTER1491
The SaulTHE SAVLn.d. AT THE SAVL IN PETTY. The Conversion of Saul. FRANC WESTMINSTER. In the field, I. S. T. 157PETTY FRANCE, WESTMINSTER1492
 
Samson
The SamsonTHE SAMSONn.d. AT THE SAMSON IN.... Samson and the lion. PAVLES CHVRCHYARD. In the field, W. A. C. 185ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD1802
The SamsonTHE SAMSONn.d. AT THE SAMSON IN. Samson and the lion. S. PAVLS CHVRCH YARD. In the field, HIS HALF PENY, W. E. C. 185ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD1803


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