Harrington farthing

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noun Har·ring·ton farthing \ˈha-riŋ-tən-\
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Definition of Harrington farthing

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  1. :  a copper token worth a farthing in 17th century England

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Origin and Etymology of harrington farthing

after John, 1st Baron Harington of Exton †1613 English nobleman who coined such tokens under a patent granted by James I


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