Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £95

Estimate: £50 - £70

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Lidlington, John Dawborne, Farthing, 1.12g/6h (GO 68; N 826; BW. 68), Halfpenny, 1668, 2.18g/12h (GO 67, this piece illustrated; N 827; BW. 67); John Pearce, Halfpenny, 1668, 0.91g/12h (GO 69; N –; BW. 69) [3]. First about fine, second about very fine, last poor but discernable, very rare; all the issues for the village £50-70

Footnote

Provenance: GO 69 bt J. Whitmore 1999; others N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 790 (part).

Second only illustrated. John Dawborne (†1693), grocer, wife’s name Elizabeth (†1707). John Pierce, innholder, The King’s Head, churchwarden