The trade token of Dublin, Henry Bollardt, dated 1654

The Trade Token of Henry Bollardt, Apothecary (Dublin, 1654)

Dublin in the 1650’s Dublin City in the 1650’s was a very different place to that we all know and love today. It was a walled city – with heavily fortified gates at intervals along its perimeter. In 1649, with a Royalist army encamped in the grassy expanse surrounding Rathmines Castle, the Parliamentary commander of…