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 £170

Estimate: £100 - £120

Houndsditch, Phillip Jemmet, Farthing, 1.09g/6h (BW. 1517); Inner Temple, Humfry Tomlinson, Halfpenny, 2.32g/12h (BW. 1535); Leadenhall Street, John Athy, Farthing, 0.72g/3h (BW. 1641); John Alder, Halfpenny, 1668, 1.99g/12h (BW. 1644); T.B.M. at the grocers armes, Farthing, 0.98g/6h (BW. 1673); Rob Palmer, Farthing, 0.53g/3h (BW. 1677); Michael Welch, Halfpenny, 0.78g/12h (D 1700B) [7]. First two fine, fourth and fifth very fine, others fair, sixth with edge broken, last extremely rare (£100-120)

Footnote

Provenance:
BW. 1517 J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 194 (part); BW. 1535 a Christmas gift, 1979 [from Seaby]; BW. 1641 and 1677 bt April 1986; *BW. 1644 J.L. Wetton Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 201 (part); BW. 1673 bt Seaby February 1980; D 1700B F. Sedgwick Collection, Spink Auction 51, 16 April 1986, lot 32 [from Spink July 1980].

Humphrey Tomlinson, milliner; John Alder, baker