The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £210

Estimate: £150 - £200

Amersham, Andrew Barowes, Farthing, 1652, 1.15g/12h (Berry/Morley 1; P-M 900; N 279; D 1A); Andrew Burrowes, Halfpenny, 1665, 1.83g/6h (BM 2; P-M 900; N –; BW. 1); Elizabeth Rutt, Halfpenny, 1668, 2.75g/6h (BM 5; P-M 902; N –; BW. 4); William Statham, Farthing, 1653, 1.06g/6h (BM 6; P-M 902, this piece; N 280, this piece; BW. 5); Richard Webb, Halfpenny, [16]66, 2.56g/6h (BM 7; P-M 903; N –; BW. 6) [5]. BM 1 and 6 about very fine and better, others fine £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: BM 1 and 5 bt Seaby 1965; BM 2 J. Howard Collection, bt R. Gladdle 2007; *BM 6 R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, SNC September 1987 (5369), Dora Harris Collection, P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 902 (part) [from R. Sharman November 1995]; BM 7 Dora Harris Collection [acquired August 1976], D.B. Griffiths Collection, DNW Auction 69A, 16 March 2006, lot 321 (part) [from R. Sharman October 1997].

Andrew Barowes (†1685), clothworker, wife’s name Frances; Elizabeth Rutt (†1702), weaver, widow of William Rutt (†1663); William Statham (†1687), lace buyer; Richard Webb (1631-1714), tobacconist, wife’s name Susan