The Brian Dawson Collection of British Tokens

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Date of Auction: 8th April 2020

Sold for £460

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century Tokens, SOMERSET, Bath, Richard Bigges, Farthing, 1.00g/12h (N 3955b, this piece; BW. 10), John Bush, Farthing, 1656, 0.84g/6h (N 3957b, this piece; BW. 12), Henry Chapman, Farthing, 1.27g/12h (N 3958b, this piece; BW. 13), John Pearce, Farthing, 1652, 1.02g/6h (N 3964b, this piece; BW. 26), Francis Rance, Farthing, 1659, 0.56g/11h (N 3967, this piece; BW. 30), William Smith, Farthing, 1.07g/9h (N 3970a, this piece; BW. 34); Beckington, John Horler, Farthing, 0.80g/6h (N 3972, this piece; BW. 42); Bridgwater, William Goodridge, Halfpenny, 1669, 2.01g/3h (N 3983b, this piece; BW. 58), Robert Haviland, Farthing, 1.15g/6h (N 3984; BW. 59), John Linton, Farthing, 1656, 0.65g/3h (N 3986, this piece; BW. 63); Chard, Borough Farthing, 1669, 2.02g/9h (N 3999; BW. 82); Crewkerne, William Bennet, Farthing, 1666, 0.96g/6h (N 4017, this piece; BW. 105), Roger Brewer, Farthing, 1668, 0.54g/12h (N 4018, this piece; BW. 106), Edward Cossenes, Halfpenny, 1670, 1.20g/3h (N 4019b, this piece; BW. 107), John Grenway, Farthing, 0.96g/6h (N 4020b, this piece; BW. 109) [15]. N 3957, 4017 and 4020 fine, others in varied state £90-£120

Footnote

Provenance: N 3955, 3957, 3964, 3967, 3970, 3983, 3986, 4017, 4019 and 4020 R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lots 448, 451, 452, 460 (parts); N 3958 and 3972 Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lots 448, 452 (parts) [3958 from P.C. Deane 1976, 3972 from Spink 1975].

It is possible that N 3984 in this lot is in reality N 3984b as the weight is a match, but no associated ticket survives