The George Berry Collection of 17th Century Buckinghamshire Tokens

Date of Auction: 2nd October 2013

Sold for £460

Estimate: £250 - £300

Chesham, Thomas Hall, heart-shaped Halfpenny, ends of rods invisible, 1.68g/12h (BM 63; P-M 929, this piece; N 304 rev., different obv.; BW. 49). Very fine, attractively patinated £250-300

Footnote

Provenance: F.E. Baker Collection, acquired before January 1927; P.J. Preston-Morley Collection, DNW Auction 52, 28-9 November 2001, lot 929 [from F.E.B. October 1977]; D.B. Griffiths Collection, Part II, DNW Auction T11, 11 April 2012, lot 80.

Thomas Hall (1611-86), mercer and draper, churchwarden, wife’s name Mary