The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £180

Estimate: £90 - £120

Buckingham, John Rennals, Halfpence, 1668 (4), no initials (2), 1.86g/12h, 1.57g/12h (both BM 48; P-M 920; N 300; D 36A), with initials (2), mm. cinquefoil, 2.31g/9h (BM 49; P-M 920; N 301; BW. 36), mm. sexfoil, 1.45g/9h (BM 49 obv., different rev.; P-M 920; N 301 obv., different rev.; BW. 36) [4]. Second heavily encrusted with surface verdigris, others fair to fine, last very rare £90-120

Footnote

Provenance: BM 48 at 1.86g W. Slack Collection, DNW Auction 61, 17 March 2004, lot 1155 (part), D.B. Griffiths Collection, Part II, DNW Auction T11, 11 April 2012, lot 76 (part), bt R. Gladdle; BM 48 at 1.57g Hodgkin Collection, Bonhams Auction, 22 May 2002, lot 735 (part) [from Baldwin], D.B. Griffiths Collection, DNW Auction 69A, 16 March 2006, lot 321 (part); BM 49 variant bt B. Blight 1982.

John Reynolds, lace buyer, signatory of the Orthodox Confession of 1679, first wife Elizabeth (†1654), second wife Elitia