West Country 17th Century Tokens from the Collection of David Sadler

Date of Auction: 7th October 2009

Sold for £430

Estimate: £150 - £200

Dorset, Dorchester, Borough Farthings, 1669 (5, from five obv. and four rev. dies), 2.58g/12h (N 883; BW. 53-5), 2.62g/12h (N 885; BW. 53-5), 2.05g/12h (N 886; BW. 53-5), 1.61g/12h (N 890; BW. 53-5), 1.60g/12h (N 892; BW. 53-5); Thomas Allen, Farthing, 0.93g/9h (H 51.1, this piece; N 895; BW. 58); Richard Cheney, Farthing, 1666, 0.84g/9h (N 900; BW. 64); Simon Eyre, Farthing, 1667, 1.94g/12h (N 902; BW. 66-7); Tho[mas] Gould, Halfpenny, 1667, 1.91g/3h (H 51.9, this piece; N 903; BW. 69); Thomas Hall, Farthings (3), 1656 (2), 1.12g/12h (N 904; BW. 70-1), 0.57g/12h (H 51.13, this piece; N 907; BW. 70-1), 1666, 0.66g/9h (N 908; BW. 72); William Maycock, Farthing, 1658, 1.10g/6h (N 909; BW. 73); Lawrence Righton, Halfpenny, 1669, 2.86g/12h (H 51.16, this piece; N 910; BW. 75); Phillip Stansbie, Farthings (3, from three obv. and two rev. dies), 1.79g/12h (N 914; BW. 82), 1.40g/12h (N 915; BW. 83), 0.61g/12h (N 917; BW. 81) [17]. BW. 66, 69 and 70 very fine, N 892 poor, others generally fine £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: N 885 bt C. Belton 1983; BW. 58, 69, 70 at 0.57g and 75 Sir John Hanham Collection, Spink Auction 19, 3 March 1982, lot 51 (part), bt Spink; BW. 72 H.F.V. Johnstone Collection, bt Seaby 1969; BW. 73 H.D. Gibbs Collection, Spink Auction 43, 18 April 1985, lot 330 (part), bt Seaby; BW. 81 bt C. Belton March 1989.

BW. 66 only illustrated. Thomas Allen (†December 1695), mercer; Richard Cheney, grocer; Thomas Hall (†September 1692), grocer, bailiff 1667; William Maycock, grocer; Lawrence Righton, ironmonger, bailiff 1661; Philip Stansbie (†November 1686), salter, bailiff 1655 and 1660, mayor 1657