The Brian Dawson Collection of British Tokens

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Date of Auction: 8th April 2020

Sold for £480

Estimate: £90 - £120

17th Century Tokens, SOMERSET, Shepton Mallet, Richard Barnard, Farthing, 0.73g/6h (N 4098, this piece; BW. 207), Will Browne, Farthing, 1.37g/12h (N 4099a, this piece; BW. 208), John Byrtt, Farthing, 1665, 0.78g/3h (N 4100, this piece; BW. 209), William James, Farthing, 1667, 0.42g/12h (N 4102, this piece; BW. 210); Taunton, Thomas Androsse, Halfpenny, 1666, 1.33g/9h (N 4118; BW. 233), John Bobbett, Farthing, 1.21g/12h (N 4121; BW. 238), Matthew Gaylard, Farthing, 1666, 0.56g/12h (N 4131d, this piece; BW. 251), Hugh Graye, Farthing, 1666, 0.72g/6h (N 4133b, this piece; BW. 253), Andrew Greggory, Farthing, 1655, 0.77g/6h (N 4134, this piece; BW. 256), Jeffery Grove, Farthing, 1664, 0.77g/6h (N 4152, this piece; BW. 257), Martin Hossham, Farthing, 1655, 0.57g/12h (N 4135d, this piece; BW. 258), Roger How, Farthing, 1653, 1.05g/6h (N 4136a, this piece; BW. 259), Joseph Maber, Farthing, 1664, 0.62g/3h (N 4137, this piece; BW. 263), John Meredith, Farthing, 1666, 1.11g/12h (N 4138, this piece; BW. 264), John Sprake, Farthing, 1.11g/6h (N 4143b, this piece; BW. 282) [15]. N 4133 and 4152 fine, others in varied state, N 4137 pierced £90-£120

Footnote

Provenance: N 4098, 4099, 4131, 4133, 4134, 4137, 4138, 4143 and 4152 R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lots 471, 477, 491 (parts); N 4100, 4102 and 4135 Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 104, 6 July 1994, lot 471, 491 (parts [from Baldwin].

It is possible that N 4118 and 4121 in this lot are in reality N 4118c and 4121b as the weights are a match, but no associated tickets survive