Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (5 & 6 June 2019)

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Date of Auction: 5th & 6th June 2019

Sold for £90

Estimate: £100 - £150

London (City), Bride Lane, Will Hearne, Farthing, 0.84g/6h (N 6704 rev., different obv.; BW. 419), William Patch, Farthing, 1665, 0.60g/9h (N –; BW. 420), Barberey Paine, Halfpenny, 1669, 1.28g/12h (N –; BW. 421); Bridewell [New Bridge Street], Bridewell Hospital, Halfpenny, 1.44g/7h (N 6706; BW. 428), M.A.E. at the pyd bvll in ovld bridwell, Farthing, 1652, 0.99g/6h (N 6707, this piece; BW. 425) [5]. Varied state, N 6704 var., BW. 420 and BW. 421 extremely rare
£100-£150

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 420, BW. 421 and N 6704 var. J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 151 (part), bt. M.J. Dickinson September 2014; N 6706 with Spink, bt N.A. Clark December 2006; N 6707 R.J. Carthew Collection, R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 195, 26 June 2008, lot 277 (part).

Bridewell Palace had been granted to the City in 1552 for use (in part) as a workhouse for the vagrant poor