Æ Farthing. 1652. Diam. 21mm. * THE· ARMES· OF· BRISTOLL around the arms of Bristol, a castle and ship on shield, within an inner circle. R. ·A· BRISTOLL· FARTHING* around C · B 1652 ·R· in three lines. BW Gloucestershire 12; Norweb 1462 (D5) Good Fine*
*US customers please note that this is strict British grading.
The ·R· indicates that dies were made for the city of Bristol by David Ramage, a member of the Company of Moneyers of London 1649. He died ca 1662. There is an article about him in SCBI 38 The Norweb Collection. Tokens of the British Isles. Pt 2 Dorset to Gloucestershire by Robert H Thompson. See Books for sale #520 .
British Tokens - 17th Century - Bristol - City farthing 1652 - Ramage