The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

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Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £170

Estimate: £150 - £200

Chesham, John Grover, Farthings, 1655 (2), mm. mullet both sides, Ramage dies, 1.06g/6h (BM 61; P-M 927 rev., different obv.; N –; BW. 47), mm. pierced mullet on obv., mullet on rev., 0.36g/3h (BM –; P-M 927; N –; BW. 47) [2]. First with some surface verdigris on reverse, otherwise good fine and very rare, second mediocre


Provenance: *First J. Howard Collection, bt R. Gladdle 2007; second bt N.A. Clark 2001.

John Grover (†1696), tailor, churchwarden, wife’s name Jane