Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £150

Estimate: £150 - £200

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Boston, Thomas Massam, Farthing, 1659, 0.97g/12h (PPM 22; Smith 35; N –; BW. 28); Thomas Pearson, Farthing, 1663, 0.98g/12h (PPM 27; Smith 41; N –; BW. 34); Samuell Skelton, Farthing, 0.94g/6h (PPM 28; Smith 43; N 2916; BW. 36) [3]. PPM 27 about very fine and the best known specimen, others fair, both rare £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 22 bt A. Judd August 2002; *PPM 27 bt Seaby September 1986; PPM 28 T.W. Townsend Collection, Spink Auction 28, 28 April 1983, lot 4 (part).

Thomas Massam (†1667), freeman 1649, mercer, wife’s name Mary (†June 1682); Thomas Pearson (†July 1687), bodice maker; Samuel Skelton, freeman 1632, grocer, wife’s name Elizabeth