Due to a shortage of coins in the 17th & 18th Century, towns began to issue tokens instead. These were vital to keep local trade going.
Many Kentish towns had their own token, each depicting strong local themes. The Tenterden token portrayed the hop trade and carried the image of a brewer’s horse and dray with the legend “To cheer our hearts”. It was produced in 1796 and was “Payable at I & T Cloakes Brew House” in Tenterden.
We have incorporated some of these beautiful historic tokens into one-off jewellery pieces. You can now own a piece of Tenterden history in the form of a wonderful and unique necklace!