British Tokens (1 October 2014)

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Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £2,300

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Anglesey, Amlwch, Taylor’s mule Penny, druid’s head encircled by wreath with 22 acorns, rev. helmeted head of Athena left, edge plain, 19.18g/12h (DH 265 bis, this piece illustrated). Trifling graze below bust on reverse, otherwise extremely fine with even brown patina, of the highest rarity; perhaps only 3 known £1,500-2,000


Provenance: S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-8 November 1930, lot 476 (part); F.S. Cokayne Collection; A.H. Baldwin Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 207; S. Sweet Collection, Glendining Auction, 28 June 1989, lot 416