Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £460

Estimate: £120 - £150

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Dunstable, Edward Chester, Halfpenny, 1667, 2.24g/3h (GO 36; N 26; BW. 36); William Element, Farthing, 0.61g/6h (GO 36B; N –; D 36B); Daniell Finch, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.85g/12h (GO 38; N 27; BW. 38); Daniell Fossey, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.84g/9h (GO 39; N 28; BW. 39); William Fossey, Halfpence, 1667 (2, same dies, different obv. die states), unchained swan, 2.30g/6h (GO 40.1; N 29; BW. 40), chained swan, 2.85g/9h (GO 40.2; BW. 40); Edward Tiplady, Halfpenny, 2.48g/12h (GO 41; N 30; BW. 41); John Whitley, Farthing, 0.90g/6h (GO 42.2; N –; BW. 42); Nathaniell Wimpew, Halfpenny, 1.82g/3h (GO 43; N –; BW. 43) [9]. GO 36B and 43 in excavated state, others generally about fine, GO 36 better but with green patina, GO 41 pierced; a good group for the town £120-150

Footnote

Provenance: GO *36 and 39 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part), N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 784 (part); GO 36B H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part), N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 798 (part); GO 38, 40.1, 40.2 and 42.2 N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 785 (part); GO 41 found in Dunstable area, N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 798 (part); GO 43 bt April 2006.

Exhibition: GO 41 Luton Museum 1939.

Edward Chester, baker, Quaker, wife’s name Elizabeth. William Element (†1682), brazier, yeoman, wife’s name Elizabeth (†1666). Daniel Finch (1633-93), grocer, formerly of Edlesborough, first wife Susan (†1666), second wife Sarah. Daniel Fossey (1627-94), grocer, North End, wife’s name Elizabeth (†1708). William Fossey, innholder, The Swan, elder brother of Daniel. Edward Tiplady (b. 1639), grocer, later removed to Eaton Bray, wife’s name Mary (†1685). John Whitley (†by 1704), woollen draper, constable 1672, wife’s name Mary. Nathaniel Wimpey (†February 1705/6, aged 63), landlord, The White Hart, North street, wife’s name Jane (†October 1684, aged 42)