Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2012

Sold for £440

Estimate: £300 - £500

18th Century Tokens, Somerset, Bath, Mary Lambe & Son, Lutwyche’s Penny, 1794, in brass, camel, rev. frontal elevation of India House, edge on demand we promise to pay one penny, 21.08g/6h (DH 8, not listed in this metal; Withers p.318). Very fine and of the highest rarity; the only specimen seen by the cataloguer in commerce £300-500


Provenance: F.W. Lincoln (No. 1) Collection; F.S. Cokayne Collection [from Lincoln March 1934]; T.A. Jan Collection, Part II, Spink Auction 35, 11 April 1984, lot 34; W.J. Noble Collection, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 789; W.J. Noble Collection, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 312; D.E. Litrenta Collection, Part II, DNW Auction 69A, 16 March 2006, lot 29.

This piece, which sold for the remarkable price of £1,050 in 1984 yet was unsold in the first Noble auction, remains unlisted in the latest editions of DH