The Collection of London 17th Century Tokens formed by the late Mrs Dora Harris

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Date of Auction: 11th December 2002

Sold for £210

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century Tokens, Billingsgate, R.A.C. at the queens head, Farthing, 0.88g/6h (BW. 197); John Eldridge, octagonal Halfpenny, 1.70g/6h (BW. 199); Billiter Lane [Aldgate], William Phillips, Farthing, 0.92g/6h (BW. 211); Bishopsgate Street, W.I.A. at the svnn, 1.00g/6h (BW. 219); Hen[ry] Horne, Farthing, 1.10g/6h (BW. 237); I.D.S. the flowerpot, 0.73g/6h (D 251A) [6]. Second mediocre, others fine to very fine, third very rare, last extremely rare (£90-120)


BW. 197 bt November 1981; BW. 199 bt December 1987; *BW. 211 found in R. Thames, bt October 1987; BW. 219 bt December 1987; BW. 237 bt Seaby November 1979; D 251A bt Baldwin July 1993.

John Eldridge, distiller; Henry Horne, cheesemonger