Æ Halfpenny. 1665. 21.8mm. * EVSTACE* HOOKER around HIS HALF PENY in three lines in centre. R. * OF* KIRTON *** around, in centre 1665, *** above and below. BW Lincolnshire 135; Norweb 2950 Fair-F*
*US customers please note that this is strict British grading.
An interesting piece. Eustace Hooker must have been in a profitable line of business, for his tokens are fairly common and this one is overstruck on another token dated 1666 ! Try as we can we have not been able to identify the undertype.
British Tokens - 17th Century - Kirton - Halfpenny 1665 Eustace Hooker -