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

Date of Auction: 7th October 2009

Sold for £240

Estimate: £90 - £120

Dorset, Weymouth, Borough Farthing, 1669, 1.92g/12h (N 993; BW. 194); Bartholomew Beere, Farthing, 1658, 0.77g/6h (N 994; BW. 195); James Budd, Halfpenny, 1666, 1.70g/12h (N 996; BW. 198); Thomas Hide, Farthing, 1664, 0.33g/9h (N 999; BW. 199); Joh[n] Hodder, Farthing, 1.13g/9h (N 1000 obv., different rev.; BW. 200); Francis Reed, Farthings (2), 1.41g/3h (N 1001; BW. 202), 1.06g/12h (N 1002; BW. 202); John Senior, Farthing, 0.88g/6h (H 72.12, this piece; N 1004; BW. 204); James Studley, Farthing, 1664, 0.49g/6h (N 1005; BW. 206) [9]. BW. 194, 198 and 204 about very fine, others generally fair £90-120

Footnote

Provenance: BW. 195 bt Baldwin; BW. 202 at 1.41g bt September 1990; BW. 202 at 1.06g bt December 1991; BW. 204 Sir John Hanham Collection, Spink Auction 19, 3 March 1982, lot 72 (part), bt Baldwin.

BW. 194 only illustrated. Bartholomew Beer, grocer; James Budd, grocer, Quaker, served two prison sentences for non-conformity and subsequently financed the building of the bridge across Weymouth harbour, 1673; Thomas Hide (†September 1702), merchant, mayor of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis 1662, 1676 and 1680, town councillor 1685; John Hodder (†May 1668); Francis Reed, grocer