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£45 Thomas Seckford (Christopher Saxton interest) 1796 Loder Seckford Ref: ts1
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Thomas Seckford copper token.
Obverse: THO:SEKFORD ESQ. FOUNDED WOODBRIDGE ALMSHOUSES 1587 .
Reverse: AT WHOSE EXPENCE COUNTY MAPS WERE FIRST ENGRAVED 1574 .
Edge: PUBLISHED BY R.LODER 1796 . XX .

Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), born near Woodbridge in Suffolk,  was an official at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He comissioned Chistopher Saxton to survey ....read more

Thomas Seckford copper token.
Obverse: THO:SEKFORD ESQ. FOUNDED WOODBRIDGE ALMSHOUSES 1587 .
Reverse: AT WHOSE EXPENCE COUNTY MAPS WERE FIRST ENGRAVED 1574 .
Edge: PUBLISHED BY R.LODER 1796 . XX .

Thomas Seckford (1515-1587), born near Woodbridge in Suffolk,  was an official at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. He comissioned Chistopher Saxton to survey the English Counties and produce an atlas. His arms and motto were engraved on the maps. 

A little wear but an uncommon token of interest to owners of Saxton's maps.

 

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