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Ireland, Wiliam Ballard, Cork Token, 1677

Ireland, Cork, William Ballard brass token Penny, 1677, rev. King in oak tree, weight 4.23g (Withers 205; Day 1; Lindsay 7). Quite flat with only Christian name of issuer visible, the reverse flat, poor but rare.

By the time Day was writing in 1877 it had been discovered that these brass Penny tokens of William Ballard of Cork dated 1677 were often the host coins for the Corke siege countermark pieces seen occasionally for sale. The siege countermark versions would seem these Cork pieces are therefore much more likely to relate to the 1688-1690 period when William III was opposing the forces of his Father in Law James II. It is a shame the Cork city records from this period do not seem to exist any more as it would shed more light perhaps on the issuer.

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