The Preston-Morley Buckinghamshire Collection: Tokens

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Date of Auction: 28th November 2001

Sold for £120

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century, Chalfont St Peter, John Bennitt, Halfpenny, 1668, greyhound left, 1.67g/6h (Berry & Morley 52; BW. 39). Fine or better, extremely rare; only two other specimens in private hands (£90-120)


By exchange, D Gaunt January 1981.

John Bennitt (1602-1675), innkeeper of The Greyhound; married firstly Susanna Butterfield in 1630; name of his second wife O–––– unknown. In his will he described himself as a tailor