Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £130

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Biggleswade, John Boddington, Halfpenny, 1669, 1.63g/12h (GO 22, this piece illustrated; N 18; BW. 22); John Bray, Halfpenny, 1668, 2.25g/3h (GO 23; N 21; BW. 23); William Parnell, Farthing, 1.42g/12h (GO 24; N 19; BW. 24); Thomas Tompkins, Farthings (2, different rev. dies), mm. cinquefoil both sides, 0.94g/12h (GO 25.2; N 20; BW. 25), mm. cinquefoil on obv., mullet on rev., 1.12g/3h (GO 25.1; N 20 obv., different rev.; BW. 25) [5]. Fine and better; all the private issues for the town
£90-120

Footnote

Provenance: GO 25.2 N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 801 (part), DNW Auction 54, 19 June 2002, lot 426 (part); others N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 782 (part).

GO 22 only illustrated; GO 25.2 pre-dates GO 25.1. John Boddington (†September 1704), draper, wife’s name Katherine (†1704/5). John Bray (†1697), innholder, The Swan, gentleman, constable 1673. William Parnell (fl. 1694), High street, wife’s name Elizabeth. Thomas Tompkins (†
c. 1687), grocer, constable 1663, wife’s name Alice