Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £150

Estimate: £180 - £220

17th Century Tokens, London (Metropolitan Middlesex), Ratcliff, A[braham] A[twood], Farthing, 1649, 0.88g/3h (N 8354; BW. London 2335), H.D.B. the wheat sheaf and svger lofe, Farthing, 0.95g/6h (N 8356; BW. 2337), R.A.B. at the golden ball, Farthing, 1662, 1.20g/6h (N 8353; BW. 2338), Francis Bull, Farthing, 1656, 0.75g/6h (N 8345; BW. 2341), Edward Jeafferis, Farthing, 0.79g/6h (N 8348; D 2350A), Robert Rooke, Halfpenny, 1666, 1.30g/12h (N 8358; BW. 2361), Jasper Skachar, Halfpenny, 1667, 1.20g/6h (N –; BW. 2365), N.E.V. at the black boay, Farthing, 1651, 1.03g/6h (N 8351; BW. 2371); Schoolhouse Lane, Percivall Towle, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.13g/12h (N –; BW. 2753), Nich[olas] Watts, Halfpenny, 1.46g/12h (N –; BW. 2754); White Horse Street, Thomas Railton, Farthings (2), with initials, 0.73g/6h (N 8581; BW. 3497), no initials, 1.13g/6h (N 8581 obv., different rev.; BW. 3497) [12]. N 8581 var. very fine but corroded in centre of reverse, others in varied state, N 8345 struck on a bar end, BW. 2365 with nail piercing above head, this and some others rare
£180-220

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 2753 J.L. Wetton Collection, P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 227 (part) [from J.L.W. June 1987]; BW. 2754 J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 241 (part), P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 227 (part); all others except N 8348 and 8351 P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 227 (part) [BW. 2365 from R. Gladdle August 1990, N 8345 from R. Jeffery August 1980, 8353 from N.A. Clark September 1989, 8354 from Baldwin November 1989, 8356 from Spink August 1990, 8358 from R. Gladdle March 1983, 8581 from R.A. Shuttlewood September 1990, 8581 var. from S.E. Schwer September 1985]; N 8351 Baldwin Auction 40, 3 May 2005, lot 417