RALEIGH PLANTATIONS TOKEN
PCGS Number: None
Variety equivalents: Unlisted
Illustrations in George Withers 1634 book "Collection of Emblemes
Ancient and Modern: Quickened With Metricall Illvstrations, both Morall
and Divine. (Printed in
London, by 'A.M.' for sale in the book store of Henry Taunton.)"
show the obverse and reverse of this enigmatic token.
Credit for this find goes to William
Nipper, who first reported it in a March 5, 2004 posting at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C4online
"The first use of the one that
reverse of the Raleigh Token seems to be in Gabriel Rollenhagen's
'Nucleus emblematum selectissimorum...' published 1611-13 in
Antwerp" -- posted by Michael Hodder at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/C4online
Sources and/or recommended
Breen, "Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial