The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £130

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century, Aylesbury, W[illiam] D[awney], Farthings, 1657 (2, different dies), bust of Henry VIII facing, holding sceptre, 0.76g/3h, mm. lis on obv., mullet on rev. (Berry & Morley 16; SCBI Norweb 288, this piece; BW. 12); 0.54g/6h, mm. lis both sides (Berry & Morley 15; SCBI Norweb 289, same dies; BW. 12) [2]. Both very fine, first rare (£90-120)

Footnote

Provenance:
B & M 16 Mrs Emery May Norweb Collection [from Baldwin, 1966];
SNC November 1987 (6688);
Mrs Dora Harris Collection;
bt R Sharman November 1995.

*B & M 15 F E Baker Collection, October 1977 [acquired before January 1927].

William Dawney (1613-1685), innkeeper, The King’s Head, a 15th-century building located at the north-west corner of the Market Square, Aylesbury, now owned by the National Trust. Dawney, who married Elizabeth Horwood in February 1637 (she †1692), was at the King’s Head by 1650; he served as churchwarden in 1665. In 1679 Dawney appeared before the Quarter Sessions and was fined the sum of one shilling for ‘not doing his service to the amending of the highwayes in the parish of Aylesbury.’ The style of B & M 15 suggests a later issue than B & M 16