Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £140

Estimate: £200 - £300

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Alford, William Cary, Farthings, 1659 (2, different rev. dies), mm. flower, 1.00g/12h (PPM 2; Smith 1 obv., different rev.; N 2903 rev., different obv.; BW. 1), mm. flower on obv., mullet on rev., 0.80g/6h (PPM 3; Smith 1; N 2903, this piece; BW. 1); Thomas Harrison, Farthing, 1.26g/12h (PPM 4; Smith 2; N 2904, this piece; BW. 2); William Rodsbie, Farthing, 0.56g/6h (PPM 5; Smith 3; N 2905, this piece; BW. 3); William Scortreth, Farthing, 1667, 0.49g/9h (PPM 6; Smith 4; N –; BW. 4) [5]. PPM 4 fine, others fair to fine, all rare, especially PPM 3 and 5; an excellent group for the town, only lacking one die variety
£200-300

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 2 J. Kendall Bourne Collection; PPM 6 bt J. Holman 2002; others R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 95, 25 November 1992, lot 649.

PPM 4 only illustrated. William Cary (†April 1678), mercer, churchwarden 1662; Thomas Harrison, churchwarden 1669, wife’s name Maria; William Rodsbie (†August 1658), ironmonger, wife’s name Elizabeth; William Scortreth (1617-78), churchwarden 1673 and 1675, wife’s name Susan. All four issuers were governors of Alford Free Grammar School