Heart shaped token of Will Stevens

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Object type: Token
Period: Post Medieval
Primary material: Copper alloy
Date found: 07/07/2022
Location: Cherwell, Oxfordshire


A halfpenny token of Will Stevens of Bicester. The obverse is dated 1669 and has three crowns, presumably for an inn of that name. The legend reads WILL : STEVENS . OF . BISTER, (Bicester). In the Token Corresponding Society newsletter from 1984 there is a report of a auction of 17th century tokens in Oxford. One of these tokens was the star lot, fetching £150.