The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £95

Estimate: £60 - £80

17th Century, Aylesbury, Joseph Bell, Farthing, 1659, Mercers’ arms, 1.45g/3h (SCBI Norweb 281, same dies; Berry & Morley 8; BW. 7) [2]. Obverse fair, reverse fine, extremely rare; only three others known to the cataloguer, all in institutions (£60-80)

Footnote

Provenance:
Bt R Shuttlewood February 1982.

Joseph Bell (1629-1692), mercer; married firstly Margaret Baines May 1658 (†August 1659), secondly Hannah Dover, October 1659 (†September 1664)