Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 7th December 2015

Sold for £460

Estimate: £180 - £220

17th Century Tokens, London (Metropolitan Middlesex), Shadwell, John Annis, Halfpenny, 1667, 2.00g/12h (N 8173; BW. Middlesex 170); N.E.B. at the swan with 2 necks, Farthings (2), 0.60g/6h (N 8434; BW. 171), 0.81g/6h (N 8435; BW. 171); Gregory Cooke, Halfpenny, 1666, 2.54g/12h (N 8302; BW. 173); Tho. Darrell, Farthing, 1.16g/6h (N 8166; BW. 176); Mathew Dodsley, Farthing, 1658, 0.29g/3h (N 8436; BW. 177); L.S.E. at the worlds end, Farthings (2), reading docke, 0.75g/3h (N 8445 obv., different [earlier] rev.; BW. 178), reading dock, 0.58g/9h (N 8445; BW. 178 var.) [8]. N 8166, 8173 and 8445 very fine, latter with ‘river’ patina, N 8434 poor, others generally fine, N 8436 also with ‘river’ patina £180-220

Footnote

Provenance: N 8166 J.L. Wetton Collection, SNC September 1989 (4874), P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 171 (part); N 8173 and 8445 var. J.L. Wetton Collection, P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 171 (part) [from J.L.W. February 1981]; N 8302 Dora Harris Collection [acquired December 1983], by D.H. May 1996; N 8434 SNC March 1991 (1317), P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 172 (part); N 8435 and 8436 P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 172 (part) [8435 from M. Moran December 1991, 8436 from R.A. Shuttlewood March 1986]; *N 8445 P.D. Greenall Collection, Baldwin Auction 16, 30 October 1997, lot 171 (part) [from R. Sharman July 1986]