The Collection of Wiltshire Coins, Tokens and Paranumismatica formed by the late David Ward

Date of Auction: 30th September 2021

Sold for £550

Estimate: £300 - £500

17th Century Tokens, Bradford-on-Avon, William Baily, Farthings (2), 1667, 0.46g/12h (N –; BW. 13), 1668, 1.04g/9h (N 5416; BW. 12); William Chandler, Farthings (5), 1650 (3), 0.91g/6h (N 5417 rev., different [first earlier] obv.; BW. 15), 1.15g/6h (N 5417 rev., different [second earlier] obv.; BW. 15), 1.25g/6h (N 5417; BW. 15), 1663, 1.38g/6h (N 5418; D 14A), [16]63, 0.46g/12h (N 5419 rev., different [later] obv.; BW. 14); Samuell Davisson, Farthing, 1669, 0.59g/3h (N –; BW. 16); Daniell Deverrell, Farthing, 1663, 1.25g/3h (N 5420; BW. 17); John Gage, Farthing, 1649, 0.98g/6h (N 5421; BW. 18); Paule Methwin, Farthing, 1.74g/12h (N 5422; BW. 20); Jacob Selbee, Farthing, 1665, 1.12g/3h (N 5423; BW. 19) [12]. N 5421 and BW. 16 good very fine, latter with ‘river’ patina, N 5423 fair, others fine to very fine; an exceptional town group, including all the issues and believed known variants £300-£500

Footnote

Provenance: N 5417 var at 0.91g bt G. Denniss January 2015; BW. 13 bt N.A. Clark August 2007; *BW. 16 Baldwin Auction 38, 4 October 2004, lot 834 (part).

William Bailey (†March 1712), mercer; William Chandler, grocer; John Gage, mercer; Paul Methwin (†1666), clothier; Jacob Selby (†June 1700), tobacconist