The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £260

Estimate: £150 - £200

Aylesbury, Joseph Bell, Farthing, 1659, 0.70g/9h (BM 8; P-M 904; N 281; BW. 7); William Burges, square Halfpenny, 1670, 1.41g/6h (BM 10; P-M –; N –; D 8A); Richard Butler, Farthing, 1666, 1.27g/12h (BM 11; P-M 905; N 282; BW. 9); Gyles Childe, Farthing, 1.31g/6h (BM 12; P-M 905; N 283; BW. 10); Edward Cope, Farthing, 0.90g/12h (BM 13; P-M 905; N 284; BW. 11) [5]. BM 13 very fine, BM 11 and 12 fine or better, others in varied state but both very rare, especially BM 10 £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: BM 8 bt R. Gladdle 2006; BM 10 found at Wendover 1995; BM 11 bt Baldwin 1965; *BM 12 bt Seaby 1965; BM 13 SNC May 1898 (45157), C.W. Pearson Collection, CNG eAuction 255, 4 May 2011 (466).

Joseph Bell (1629-92), mercer, first wife Margaret (†August 1659), second wife Hannah (†September 1664); William Burgess (†1680), coffee-house proprietor, The Saracen’s Head, Temple street; Richard Butler (†January 1691/2), innholder, The Crown, wife’s name Susanna (†February 1697/8); Giles Childe (†November 1661), mercer, first wife Ellen (†June 1636), second wife Dorothy; Edward Cope, draper, wife’s name Dorothy (†July 1674)