Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £70

Estimate: £40 - £50

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Eaton Socon, Walter Richards, Halfpenny, 1.86g/12h (GO 44; N –; BW. 44); John Smith, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.60g/12h (GO 44C.2; N –; D 44C) [2]. First about fine, second fair, both rare; the only issues for the village £40-50


Provenance: N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 787 (part).

GO 44 only illustrated. Walter Richards (†February 1707/8), constable 1668 and 1670, wife’s name Susan (†November 1691). John Smith, innholder, The Cock, wife’s name Agnes