DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

Sort file:- Dover, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 20 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1669-

Tallowchandler's Arms

Latest 1669+

Location unknown

Dover

 

This is a wonderful find, but could well be about all the information we will ever find regarding this house. In fact, the house has not been traced at all yet, and to date I do not know the location where the artefacts were found, but then again, they were probably lost by some poor chap on his way home and could have been some distance from the pub itself.

All that is currently known about this one is that the premises used to distribute tokens. On Monday 23rd May, 2011, a copper alloy trade token of Thomas Piearce of The "Tallowchandler's Arms" in Dover, Kent dated 1669 was unearthed by a person with a metal detector.

 

The obverse (below) central face detail is illegible due to corrosion and wear however most of the outer legend can be read. THOMAS PIEARCE IVNIOR this is outside a circle formed by dots. (Thomas Piearce Junior)

Tallowchandlers token reverse

The reverse (below) has the words HIS DVBBLE TOKEN in the central face area in three lines with three small stars in a line beneath. A circle made up of dots surrounds this and the outer inscription is OF DOVER 1669.

Tallowchandlers token obverse

The dimensions and weight is as follows:- Thickness: 0.86 mm; Weight: 1.5 g; Diameter: 19.1 mm.

The item has been documented with the www.finds.org.uk web site and is listed with the Unique ID: PUBLIC-4E8BB5 and the item has been returned to the finder, as yet name unknown.

I would love to have more information regarding this find, so if the owner reads this, please get in contact at the email below.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PIEARCE Thomas (Junior) 1669+

 

If anyone should have any further information, or indeed any pictures or photographs of the above licensed premises, please email:-

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