The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £120

Estimate: £80 - £100

17th Century, Aylesbury, Richard Butler, Farthing, 1666, crown, 0.84g/12h (Berry & Morley 11; SCBI Norweb 282, same dies; BW. 9); Gyles Childe, Farthing, Mercers’ arms, 1.06g/6h (Berry & Morley 12; SCBI Norweb 283, same dies; BW. 10); Edward Cope, Farthing, Drapers’ arms, 1.44g/6h (Berry & Morley 13; SCBI Norweb 284, same dies; BW. 11) [3]. Very fine and better (£80-100)

Footnote

Provenance:
B & M 11 bt Corbitt & Hunter January 1970.
B & M 12 bt Spink January 1978.
*B & M 13 bt Seaby August 1969.

Richard Butler (†1691), innkeeper of The Crown, located at the corner of High Street and Market Square, Aylesbury, was also a brazier; his wife’s name Susannah (†1697).
Gyles Childe (†November 1661), mercer; married firstly Ellen Gauderne March 1631 (†June 1636), secondly Dorothy [surname obscure on register] September 1636.
Edward Cope, draper; survived his wife Dorothy (she †July 1674)