Harrington farthing

Har·​ring·​ton farthing | \ ˈha-riŋ-tən- How to pronounce Harrington farthing (audio) \
variants: or Harrington
plural -s

Definition of Harrington farthing

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Harrington farthing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Harrington%20farthing. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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