Brass halfpenny token, 1666. Diameter 15.3mm * EDWARD· WINCH· OF· WICCOMBE Family arms. R. * HIS· HALFE· PENNY · 1666 around, in centre, * W * above E * P * BW 179; Norweb 363. Rare. About Fine
Ex Robert Thompson, bought Gladdle, ex Dr Plum.
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High Wycombe is a large market town in Buckinghamshire, now the second largest town in the county, after Milton Keynes. The town arms depict a chained swan.
Edward Winch was a tanner. He was an alderman of the town, and mayor in 1669. (Berry, 17th century England: traders and their tokens, page 55).
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