The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £140

Estimate: £80 - £100

17th Century, Buckingham, John Rennals, Halfpence, 1668 (3, from two obv. and two rev. dies), strip of lace, mm. cinquefoil, no initials, 1.87g/12h (Berry & Morley 48; SCBI Norweb 300, same dies; BW. 36A); mm. cinquefoil, with i e r initials, 1.46g/12h (Berry & Morley 49; SCBI Norweb 301, same dies; BW. 36); mm. sexfoil on rev., with i e r initials, 2.01g/6h (Berry & Morley –; BW. 36) [3]. Second good fine, others fair to fine and pierced at the same place, last the only known specimen and previously unpublished (£80-100)


B & M 48 by exchange, D Gaunt January 1981.

*B & M 49 bt Spink November 1971.

B & M – A Heal Collection, Phillips [Oxford] Auction, 30 September 1997, lot 320 (part);
bt S Monks October 1997.

John Reynolds, lace buyer; married firstly Elizabeth Goodman, September 1653 (†1654); his second wife’s name was Elitia and she was still living in 1673. Reynolds was a signatory of the Orthodox Confession of 1679