Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2012

Sold for £980

Estimate: £500 - £1,000

18th Century Tokens, Somerset, Bath, Payne & Turner, Lutwyche’s Penny, crowned bust of Alfred the Great right, rev. tower and wall, edge we promise to pay the bearer one penny, 19.56g/6h (DH 7). Light surface metal flaws, otherwise about extremely fine and extremely rare, the only specimen seen by the cataloguer in commerce £500-1,000

Footnote

Provenance: D.L. Spence Collection, Part II, DNW Auction 67A, 29 September 2005, lot 1616 [from Spink 1976].

Missing from all the important collections auctioned in recent years, including Hamer, Lincoln, Waite-Sanderson, Longman, Jan, Young and Noble