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

Date of Auction: 7th October 2009

Sold for £410

Estimate: £80 - £100

Dorset, Sherborne, Subscribers’ Farthing, 1669, 1.57g/12h (N 966; BW. 155); Gustavus Horne, Halfpenny, 1667, 2.10g/3h (N 972, this piece; BW. 162); John Piteman, Farthing, [16]58, 1.07g/12h (N 974; BW. 167); H.R., Farthing, [16]57, 1.11g/12h (N 978; BW. 173); John Sherlock, Farthing, 1666, 1.01g/12h (N 979; BW. 175); Joh[n] Stuckey, Farthing, 1659, 1.21g/12h (N 982; BW. 177); John Whetcombe, Farthing, 1657, 0.91g/12h (N 984; BW. 180) [7]. BW. 155 very fine, BW. 162 and 167 fair, others generally fine, last with excavated appearance £80-100

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 155 bt C. Belton 1983; BW. 162 Mrs R. Henry Norweb Collection [from Baldwin], SNC December 1988 (8020); BW. 167 bt Baldwin; BW. 180 bt A. Cherry October 1999.

BW. 173 only illustrated. Gustavus Horne (†October 1696), churchwarden 1670, wife’s name Sarah; John Pitman (†June 1697); John Stuckey (†October 1674), glover