Æ Halfpenny. Diameter 21.5mm. * ANDREW· PASHLEY· AT · YE BVLL around bull standing left, an open mouth above. R. * AND· MOVTH· IN· BLOOMSBVRY around; in centre HIS HALFE PENNY .:*:. in four lines. BW (London) 360; Norweb 8001 (same dies). *Good Fine*. *US customers please note that this is strict British grading.
Until fairly recent times the Bull & Mouth was at 31 Bloomsbury Way (formerly Hart Street). St George, Bloomsbury, London. It became a Chinese noodle bar, which has since closed. Williamson says that the name may be a corruption of 'bowl and mouth'.
British Tokens - 17th Century - London - Bloomsbury
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