18th Century British Trade Tokens (5 October 2011)

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Date of Auction: 5th October 2011

Sold for £2,100

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

County series, Lutwyche’s Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry mule Penny, 1796, sword dividing two spurs, spear and trumpet crossed, rev. arms of West Cowes, edge payable [by t foster] lamberhurst over [manufactured by] w lutwyche birmingham, 17.09g/4h (DH 2, this piece; Young –). Struck over a Penny of Thomas Hall (DH Middlesex 26), extremely fine with a hint of original colour, of the highest rarity; only one other specimen believed known


Provenance: W.J. Davis Collection, Sotheby Auction, 11-15 March 1901, lot 239; S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-8 November 1930, lot 292 (part); W. Waite-Sanderson Collection, Glendining Auction, 16-17 November 1944, lot 173; Davissons Mailbid Sale 19, 1 May 2003 (317) [from Baldwin].

The only other example known to the cataloguer was that in the Norman sale, 1903, lot 233, which was acquired for the Lincoln collection