Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 1st October 2014

Sold for £1,950

Estimate: £500 - £700

Anglesey, Amlwch, Parys Mine Co, die trial of the completed obv. for a Penny, by J. Milton, in white metal, druid’s head encircled by wreath with 10 acorns, edge plain, 19.45g (DH 1). Very fine and of the highest rarity; believed the only known specimen £500-700


Provenance: W. Norman Collection, Sotheby Auction, 13-15 July 1903, lot 381; S.H. Hamer Collection, Glendining Auction, 26-8 November 1930, lot 468 (part); F.S. Cokayne Collection; A.H. Baldwin Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 150