Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £70

Estimate: £40 - £50

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Houghton Regis, Joseph Coleman, Halfpenny, 1667, 1.01g/6h (GO 56; N –; BW. 56); Husborne Crawley, Edmund Greene, Halfpenny, 1668, 2.03g/6h (GO 58; N 33; BW. 58); Kempston, Samuel Person, Farthing, 1664, 1.28g/6h (GO 59; N –; BW. 59) [3]. First fair and with surface deposit on reverse, second about fine, these the only issues for the villages, last poor £40-50

Footnote

Provenance: N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 788 (part); additionally: GO 59 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part).

Second only illustrated. Joseph Coleman, ironmonger, yeoman, non-conformist. Edmund Greene (†November 1696), woollen draper, churchwarden 1689-92, wife’s name Frances (†May 1671). Samuel Person, tobacconist, wife’s name Elizabeth (†May 1680)