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

Date of Auction: 7th October 2009

Sold for £550

Estimate: £200 - £250

Dorset, Shaftesbury, Borough Farthing, 1669, 1.59g/12h (N 948; BW. 132); Thomas Bricksey, Halfpenny, 1.21g/12h (H 64.3, same dies; N –; BW. 134); Edward Burd, Farthing, 1.39g/3h (N 949; BW. 136); Joseph Byles, Farthing, 0.85g/12h (N 950b, this piece; BW. 137); William Dampny, Halfpenny, 1668, 2.53g/3h (H 64.11, this piece; N 954; BW. 140); Nathaniel Forde, Farthing, 1.11g/12h (H 64.12, this piece; N 955; BW. 142); Thomas Hackny, Farthing, 1665, 0.93g/12h (H 64.13, this piece; N 956; BW. 143); Peter King Jr, Farthing, 1657, 0.81g/6h (H 64.16, this piece; N 958; BW. 146-7); John Legge, Farthing, 1658, 0.96g/3h (H 64.18, this piece; N 960; BW. 148); Richard Prittell, Farthing, 1.28g/6h (H 64.21, this piece; N 961; BW. 151); Richard Sopp, Farthing, 1665, 1.34g/6h (H 64.22, this piece; N 962; BW. 152); Christofer Ware, Farthing, 0.87g/5h (N 963; BW. 153) [12]. BW. 134 fair but very rare, BW. 146 and 153 about fine, others generally about very fine £200-250

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 132 bt September 1997; BW. 134 bt A. Cherry March 1997; BW. 137 R.A. Nott Collection, Mrs R. Henry Norweb Collection, SNC July-August 1990 (4582); BW. 140, 142, 143, 148, 151 and *152 Sir John Hanham Collection, Spink Auction 19, 3 March 1982, lot 64 (part), bt Baldwin; BW. 146 Col. R.J. Carthew Collection, SCMB March 1946 (CT 10, part), Sir John Hanham Collection, Spink Auction 19, 3 March 1982, lot 64 (part), bt Baldwin; BW. 153 bt C. Belton July 1990.

Joseph Byles, chandler; William Dampny, grocer; Nathaniel Forde, feltmaker; Thomas Hackny, grocer; Peter King Jr, mercer, mayor 1688 and 1690; John Legge, grocer; Richard Prittell, mayor 1659; Christopher Ware, mayor 1650