Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £350

Estimate: £300 - £500

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Boston, John Brassey, octagonal Halfpenny, 2.25g/9h (PPM 5; Smith –; N –; D 16A; BW. Shropshire 63). Flan clipped down one side, otherwise fine and of the highest rarity; the best of the two known specimens [the other being Townsend lot 5] £300-500


John Brassey (†April 1701), goldsmith, freeman 1666, churchwarden 1683, wife’s name Mary (†September 1709)