Æ Halfpenny. Diameter 18.2mm. * WILLIAM· SHARPE· IN· around a trumpeter on horseback left. R. * TRVMP· ALEY· CHEAP· SIDE around; in centre HIS HALF PENY in three lines. BW (London) 598; Norweb 7779. fair-about Fine*. *US customers please note that this is strict British grading. This is a very much better specimen than that in the Norweb collection. Very rare.
Wikipedia says: Trump Street is a street in the City of London that was originally known as Trumpadere Street, probably after the trumpet or horn makers who once worked there or in the adjacent Trump Alley (now demolished). It was built after the Great Fire of London (1666) but completely destroyed by bombing during the Second World War and has since been entirely rebuilt.
Freeman's Court, originally known as Trump Alley, once ran between Lawrence Lane and Honey Lane immediately to the south of and parallel with Trump Street
British Tokens - 17th Century - London - Cheapside - Trump Alley - Rare
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