Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £240

Estimate: £200 - £300

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, LONDON, Bloomsbury, James Henry, 1879, silver, unsigned [by W.J. Taylor], female seated right, holding cornucopia from which coins fall, books at left, coin cabinet at right, rev. jh monogram, numismatist antiquary, 30mm, 12.28g/12h (W 3043; Bell, 1966, A1; D & W 345/46). Brilliant and deeply toned, extremely rare £200-£300


Provenance: W.J. Noble Collection, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 366 [from Spink 1973]; D.E. Litrenta Collection, Part II, DNW Auction 66, 6 July 2005, lot 920 [from R. Gladdle].

12 struck. James Henry, almost certainly a pseudonym of James Henry Dormer, the London dealer active in the first two decades of the 20th century; Henry was a dealer at 48 Devonshire street, Queen square, from 1877-82, an address also used by Dormer towards the end of the century