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Tiverton, Gregory Mavry 1667 farthing

Obv. (mullet)GREGORY.MAVRY: , around beaded inner circle, three moorcocks.
Rev. (mullet)IN.TIVERTON.1667 , around beaded inner circle, (mullet)M(mullet) over G(mullet)S with (mullet) below.
M Dickinson 324. Dies as Norweb 795.

It is probable the moor fowl was a punning device referring to the name of the issuer, pronounced Moorey. We learn from the old Church Register that he was a clothier, and that his wife's Christian name was Sidwell.

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