Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £260

Estimate: £250 - £300

17th Century Tokens, Lincolnshire, Crowland, Parish Halfpenny, 1670, 1.45g/12h (PPM 1; Smith 64; N 2926; BW. 56); Wallter Bird, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.64g/12h (PPM 2; Smith 65; N –; BW. 57); William Browne, Halfpenny, 1666, 2.21g/12h (PPM 3; Smith 66; N 2927; BW. 58); Elizabeth Colls, Farthing, 1664, 1.05g/3h (PPM 4; Smith 67; N 2928; BW. 59); James Hampson, Halfpence, 1666 (2, different obv. dies), 1.44g/9h (PPM 5; Smith 69; N 2929; BW. 61), 1.95g/12h (PPM 6; Smith 68; N 2929 rev., different obv.; BW. 60); Robert Locket, Farthing, 0.96g/6h (PPM 7; Smith 70; N –; BW. 62) [7]. PPM 1 about very fine, PPM 4 very fine or better, PPM 6 mediocre but rare, others about fine and better; all the varieties for the town £250-300

Footnote

Provenance: PPM 1 J. Kendall Bourne Collection; others T.W. Townsend Collection, Spink Auction 28, 28 April 1983, lot 13 (part).

PPM 4 only illustrated. Walter Bird, wife’s name Frances; William Browne (†1672), yeoman, Quaker; James Hampson (†1691), gentleman; Robert Locket (†1674), grocer and chandler, also of Spalding