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

Date of Auction: 30th September 2021

Sold for £500

Estimate: £300 - £400

17th Century Tokens, Chippenham, Will Adye, Farthings, 1665 (2), mm. mullet, 0.74g/12h (dies not in N; BW. 38), mm. rosette, 0.66g/12h (N 5435; BW. 38); John Edwards, Farthings (2), 1.69g/12h (N 5436; BW. 40), 0.54g/12h (N 5437; BW. 39); Samuell Elliote, Farthing, 1666, 0.96g/3h (N 5438; BW. 42); Samuell Gage, Farthings (2), 1653, 1.05g/6h (N 5439; BW. 43), 1668, 1.01g/6h (N 5440; D 43A); John Hackman, Halfpenny, 1671, 1.44g/9h (N –; BW. 45); Henry Lambert, Farthing, 0.71g/12h (N 5441; BW. 46); J[ohn] S[cott], Farthing, 1665, 0.84g/6h (N 5445; BW. 47); John Shorte, Farthing, 0.66g/6h (N 5442; BW. 48); John Stevens, Farthing, 1652, 1.13g/6h (N 5443; BW. 49); John Willsheare and Andrew Wilcox, Farthing, 1668, 1.13g/12h (N 5444; BW. 51) [13]. N 5442 excavated, N 5445 and BW. 45 fair, others generally fine, some better; an excellent town group, only lacking one issuer £300-£400

Footnote

Provenance: N 5439 SCMB February 1972; N 5442 and BW. 45 bt C.M. Rowe; first SCMB August 1972

N 5440 only illustrated. Will Adye, mercer; John Edwards, linen draper; Samuell Gage, tallowchandler; John Hackman, cardmaker, married Margaret Krill 1657; Henry Lambert, mercer, bailiff 1648 and 1665; John Scott (†1686), clothier, Bristow Place, first wife Alice (†1665); John Short, tallowchandler; John Stevens, grocer, bailiff 1661; John Willsheare and Andrew Wilcox, mercers