The Collection of 17th Century Tokens of Kent formed by the late Robert Hogarth

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Date of Auction: 16th March 2005

Sold for £350

Estimate: £200 - £250

Bredgar, Thomas Reader, Halfpenny, 1.77g/6h (N 6418; D London 393A). Fine, extremely rare; the only issue for the village and the best of the three specimens known to the cataloguer (£200-250)

Footnote

Provenance:
Bt D. Mason October 2000.

Thomas Reader, carpenter; see R.H. Thompson, ‘An Armorial Token from ‘Breadgate’,
BNJ 1996, pp.134-5. The only other specimens traced are those formerly in the Norweb collection (ex Horace Hird) and the Dora Harris/Frank Sedgwick piece