The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £270

Estimate: £150 - £200

17th Century, Aylesbury, John Dossett, Farthing, 1670, iohn dosset 1670, malt shovel, rev. in aylsbvry i·i·d, 0.64g/12h (Berry & Morley –; BW. 12A variety). Edge chip, fine, of the highest rarity; the only known specimen and previously unpublished (£150-200)


From a house clearance in Putney, London;
bt Spink August 1980.

John Dossett (†July 1676), brewer, lived next door to the Saracen’s Head, which was kept by token issuer William Burgess, in Cobblers Row [present-day George Street, Aylesbury]; his wife’s name was Joan (†December 1682). The previously published token of John Dossett (B & M 17), also dated 1670 and only recorded from two specimens in the County Museum, Aylesbury, and one formerly owned by William Gilbert, reads
aalsbvry and has the date on the reverse