The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £240

Estimate: £100 - £150

17th Century, Aylesbury, Francis Wethered, Farthing, 1660, Mercers’ arms, 1.10g/12h (Berry & Morley 25; BW. 18). Striking split, otherwise fine and extremely rare; only one other specimen known [County Museum, Aylesbury] (£100-150)


Bt G Ferguson October 1985.

Francis Wethered, draper; married Anne Brox, October 1642 (she †February 1673). Wethered was still living in 1674; today the family has many representatives in the Aylesbury area and the town’s internationally-known bookshop has been owned by the Weatherhead family for generations