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 £260

Estimate: £90 - £120

Fleet Street, James Farr, Halfpenny, 1666, 2.48g/3h (BW. 1074); Jo. Harward, Farthing, 0.92g/6h (BW. 1080); Robert Markham, Penny, 1672, in liev of this to ye bearer a peny is dve, 1.82g/6h (BW. 1085); I.M.S. the hercvlvs pillers, Farthing, 0.84g/12h (BW. 1095); John Secol, Farthing, 0.83g/6h (BW. 1096); Thomas Tisbery, Farthing, 1653, 1.00g/12h (BW. 1099); Lewis Willson, Halfpenny, 1.67g/12h (BW. 1104) [7]. Fourth poor, others generally about fine, third has been bent and straightened but extremely rare (£90-120)

Footnote

Provenance:
*BW. 1074 bt January 1988; BW. 1080 Mrs R. Henry Norweb Collection, Dr B. Bird Collection, Spink Auction 35, 11 April 1984, lot 290 (part) [privately, from Mrs N]; BW. 1085 bt Baldwin 1992; BW. 1095 R.A. Nott Collection, Mrs R. Henry Norweb Collection [from Spink 1961], Dr B. Bird Collection, Spink Auction 35, 11 April 1984, lot 290 (part) [privately, from Mrs N]; BW. 1096 and 1099 J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 181 (part); BW. 1104 bt May 1993.

James Farr (†April 1681), proprietor of the Rainbow Coffee House; John Secol, victualler; Thomas Tisbery, oilman. The Hercules Pillars tavern was mentioned by Samuel Pepys in his Diary