Antiquities of Leicester, J.Nicholls
Vol II, pt II, plate cxx III, p751, fig 37
"An Tailcote halfpenny"
Trade Token of Jonathan Tailcote of Saddington, Leicestershire, Tallow Chandler.
Born 1635/40, buried 11 June 1713. 7 x G Grandfather of Dave Tylcoat
"Money was so scarce about
this time that principal traders of Towns passed tokens for the use
of themselves and neighbours." "The date of the earliest known is 1648, the latest 1672."
(History of Leicester, Throsby, P.124)
(Actual size would be about 20mm diameter)
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