Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £75

Estimate: £60 - £80

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Boston, Borough Halfpence (3, different obv. dies), mm. mullet both sides, 2.35g/12h (PPM 1; Smith 18; N 2909; D 15A), mm. large rose on obv., 1.69g/12h (PPM 2; Smith 17; N 2910; BW. 15), mm. small rose on obv., 2.17g/12h (PPM 3; Smith 17-18 rev., different obv.; N 2911; BW. 15); Robert Atkyn, Farthing, 1656, 1.06g/12h (PPM 4; Smith 19; N –; BW. 16) [4]. PPM 2 fine, PPM 4 fair and rare, others about very fine £60-80

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 4 T.W. Townsend Collection, Spink Auction 28, 28 April 1983, lot 4 (part); others J. Kendall Bourne Collection.

PPM 3 only illustrated. The Borough halfpence were ordered in October 1667; Robert Atkyn (†1677), freeman 1642, mercer, mayor 1659, wife’s name Mary