The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £350

Estimate: £150 - £200

Beaconsfield, T[homas] C[ocke], Farthing, 0.64g/3h (BM 26; P-M 912; N –; BW. 19); Thomas Cocke, Farthing, 1.01g/3h (BM 27; P-M 912; N –; BW. 22); John Foscet, Halfpenny, 1669, 1.34g/6h (BM 28 obv., different rev.; P-M 913; N 290 obv., different rev.; BW. 20) [3]. Last about very fine, others fine but BM 27 with surface encrustation £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: BM 26 Manchester Museum, by exchange, 1975; BM 27 found carefully placed beneath a roof beam in a cottage at Aylesbury end, Beaconsfield, 1984 (a row of cottages built in the 1650s, perhaps by the issuer), bt Mrs Barnes; *BM 28 variant bt N.A. Clark 2012.

Thomas Cocke (†1706), carpenter, churchwarden 1681-2, wife’s name Jane (†1717); Thomas Cocke (†1682), carpenter, cousin of the former, wife’s name Katherine (†1690)