Token of John Unwin of Leytonstone
By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2018-02-22. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2020-12-30.
The halfpenny token of John Unwin of Leytonstone was octagonal in shape, its obverse reading "JOHN | UNWIN . AT | LAYTON | STONE" and its reverse "HIS . HALF . PENY" above an archer shooting at a stag. The archer no doubt was meant to represent Robin Hood, for John Unwin was the proprietor of the Robin Hood in Leytonstone. This token has been dated 1670, but it is uncertain if this is correct. See the Robin Hood (Leytonstone)
- Gilbert, William. 'The Token Coinage of Essex in the Seventeenth Century, [Part II]', Transactions of the Essex Archæological Society, New Series, vol. XIV (1915), pp. 1-15; see p. 6.