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FM22126

Dorset 17th century Token, Weymouth, Town Farthing 1669

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17th Century Token, Dorset, Weymouth, Town Farthing, 1669, Arms of Weymouth featuring a three masted ship, rev. six line inscription with cinquefoil stops, **A** / WEYMOVTH / FARTHING / FOR THE / *POOR* / 1669, toothed outer border, weight 1.73g (Boyne 118; BW.194). Toned a bold fine, reverse stronger.

Within the Corporation books of Weymouth for the 6th November, 1669 there follows:

"that the deputy Maior be pleased to lay out Ten pounds in farthings for the Town's use, with the inscription, 'A Weymouth farthing for the Poor,' with the Town Arms."

In Henry Moule's "Catalogue of the Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Borough Records," 1883 edition (v. 62, p. 144), the following note for the issuance of this token is given:

"Order to lay out £10 on minting farthings 'for the Towne's use and profitt for the poore,' the 'superscription' to be 'a W. ffarthing' on one side, and on the other 'ffor the poore,' with the Town's Arms. Nov. 5, 1669."

issued, and that in the form here given, the specific instructions of the Corporation simply not having been carried out.

Provenance:

Ex B. A. Seaby Ltd, with ticket dating to 1956 and priced at 6 shillings.

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