Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £180

Estimate: £150 - £200

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Boston, Thomas Etherington, Farthing, 1664, 1.11g/3h (PPM 14; Smith 27; N –; BW. 22); Marriam Francis, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.13g/6h (PPM 15; Smith 28; N –; BW. 23) [2]. PPM 14 a little off-centre, otherwise about very fine, PPM 15 very fine with dark patina; the best specimens of these issues seen by the cataloguer £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 14 J. Kendall Bourne Collection; *PPM 15 with Seaby before 1970, T.W. Townsend Collection, Spink Auction 28, 28 April 1983, lot 4 (part).

Thomas Etherington (†1671), freeman 1654, mercer; Marriam (? Martin) Francis (†May 1677), bricklayer