1) Formerly a Scottish copper coin worth one sixth of an English penny; the smallest coin.

It was minted for use from 1642 to 1697 and is thought to derive from Bothwell, the Master of the Mint. It seems that it was legal tender in England: 1675 he gave 6 boddells to the younger man, Bewerley and was probably the source of a nickname: 1767 Joseph Rawden commonly called Bodle, Leeds. It is likely to have been derogatory, perhaps a reference to size or value.

places Leeds Beverley
dates 1675 1767

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