Tokens from the Late David Griffiths Collection

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2019

Sold for £30

Estimate: £20 - £30

Numismatists Tokens and Ephemera, LONDON, Camden, Edinburgh Castle Museum, Thomas Middlebrook, copper (2), bust left, rev. free museum well worth a visit, etc, edge plain, 28mm, 9.64g/12h (W 3052); flag, with the season’s greetings, etc, rev. Balaclava bugle above motto of 17th Lancers, edge plain, 32mm, 14.32g/12h (W 3050; D & W 68/177) [2]. First extremely fine with original colour, second nearly so £20-£30


Provenance: First bt S.E. Schwer 1983.

Thomas George Middlebrook, innholder, Old King’s Arms, Southwark, 1874-9, and the Edinburgh Castle, 1879-1906; at the latter he housed a collection of military relics from about 1887, which was sold by Debenham Storr post mortem in January 1908. The correct order of issue has been demonstrated by David Powell (eSylum vol. 17, no. 52, 21 December 2014)