Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 11th April 2012

Sold for £220

Estimate: £120 - £150

17th Century Tokens, Bedfordshire, Luton, Richard Hopkins, Farthing, 1666, 0.86g/6h (GO 70; N 37; BW. 70); Abraham Peeter, Farthings, 1653 (5, from four obv. and three rev. dies), 0.98g/6h (GO 71.1; N –; BW. 71), 0.82g/6h (GO 71.2; N –; BW. 71), 1.15g/6h (GO 71.3, this piece illustrated; N –; BW. 71), 0.85g/6h (GO 71.4, this piece illustrated; N –; BW. 71), 0.89g/8h (GO 72; N –; BW. 72); John Rowley, Farthing, 1657, early die state, 0.82g/6h (GO 73.1; N 36; BW. 73) [7]. GO 71.4 good very fine and rare, others generally fair to fine, first in excavated state; all the variants for the town £120-150

Footnote

Provenance: GO 70 found south of Dunstable 2000, bt R. Gladdle January 2002; GO 71.1 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part), N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 801 (part), DNW Auction 54, 19 June 2002, lot 430 (part); others N.T. Bagshawe Collection, Glendining Auction, 3 November 2000, lot 790 (part), additionally: GO 71.2 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 854 (part).

GO 71.4 only illustrated. Richard Hopkins, innholder, The Red Lion, wife’s name Mary. Abraham Peter, grocer. John Rowley (†September 1681), chandler, wife’s name Jane (†September 1681)