Copper trade token from Stonyer's coffee house: 17th century

William Stonyer

Copper trade token from Stonyer's coffee house: 17th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

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Copper trade token from Stonyer's coffee house. This halfpenny token is one of the small coins issued by tradespeople during the twenty years that followed the beheading of Charles I. This was a period of civil unrest when small change was in short supply. William, whose name appears on this side, was the proprietor of a coffee house and the Turk's head indicates that he sold Turkish coffee. The other side of the coin gives the location of his premises 'Against the French Church in Threadneedle Street'. It is likely that the Huguenots who attended this church also frequented the coffee house.was in short supply. William, whose name appears on this side, was the proprietor of a coffee house and the Turk's head indicates that he sold Turkish coffee. The other side of the coin gives the location of his premises 'Against the French Church in Threadneedle Street'. It is likely that the Huguenots who attended this church also frequented the coffee house.

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Date
 
1601 BC - 1700 AD
Image Number
 
004196

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