British Tokens (3 October 2019)

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Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £850

Estimate: £300 - £500

London (City), Billingsgate, Rob. Cash, Farthings, 1663 (2), 0.95g/6h, 0.91g/6h (both N 6552; BW. 198); John Eldridge, octagonal Halfpence (2), 2.71g/6h, 2.11g/6h (both N 6553; BW. 199); V[alentine] H[ayward], Farthing, [16]57, 1.26g/12h (N –; D 200A); T.E.W. at the dark hovse, Farthing, 1.18g/6h (N –; BW. 203); The Four Yeomen, Farthings (3), water side tokens (2), 1.18g/6h, 0.99g/6h (both N 6554; BW. 205), water sid, 1.53g/6h (N 6555; BW. 206); together with a pewter spoon with initials T.E.W., stamped 1681 around key, 175mm, 61.67g [Lot]. About very fine and better, some rare, the spoon in excellent order and free of damage; possibly to be associated with the issuer of BW. 203 £300-£500

Footnote

Provenance: N 6552 at 0.95g SNC August 2001 (TT 926), SNC October 2004 (TT 3049); N 6553 at 2.71g J.L. Wetton Collection, P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 89 (part) [from R.A. Shuttlewood August 1987]; N 6553 at 2.11g bt Baldwin; N 6554 at 1.18g and *6555 P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 89 (part) [6554 from Baldwin April 1990, 6555 from N.A. Clark October 1990]; N 6554 at 0.99g bt Baldwin; BW. 203 bt Baldwin 1987; spoon found in excavations at Billingsgate Market, bt Baldwin