The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £300

Estimate: £150 - £200

Aylesbury, W[illiam] D[awney], Farthings, 1657 (2), 0.69g/9h (BM 16; P-M 906; N 288; BW. 12), 1.40g/6h (BM 15; P-M 906; N 289; BW. 12); John Dossett, Farthing, 1670, 0.59g/12h (BM –; P-M 907; N –; D 12A variety) [3]. BM 15 about fine, others fair, last extremely rare, only one other specimen from these dies known to the cataloguer
£150-200

Footnote

Provenance: *BM 15 bt Seaby 1965; BM 16 bt B. Blight 1982; last bt R. Gladdle.

William Dawney (1613-85), innholder, The King’s Head, Market square. churchwarden 1665, wife’s name Elizabeth (†August 1692, aged 84); John Dossett (†July 1676), brewer, Cobbler’s row, wife’s name Joan (†December 1682)