Trade Token 1670



“I dug up this trading token in Barlow fifteen years ago. Selby grocers Christopher Bacon and John Parrott minted it in 1670. Ten years later, I discovered that Bacon is buried in the Abbey.”


Between 1648-1673 many tradesmen issued their own trade tokens in response to the lack of small denomination coins being produced by the crown. Christopher Bacon’s grave can be found in the south west corner of Selby Abbey.