City of London, Bear Quay [New Custom House], Phillip Stower, Farthing, 1.00g/6h (N 6539; BW. Southwark 152); Bearbinder Lane [St Swithin’s Lane], T.H. at the lobster, Farthing, 1.63g/12h (N 6540, this piece; BW. 151), John Pullin, Penny, 2.75g (N –; BW. 152) . N 6539 fine but with minor surface deposits, fair, N 6540 fair, BW. 152 very poor, all very rare; believed the only issues for these locations £80-100
This lot was sold as part of a special collection, 17th Century Tokens from the Collection of Quentin Archer.
Provenance: *N 6539 bt K. Pryke June 2012; N 6540 H.W. Taffs Collection, Glendining Auction, 21-3 November 1956, lot 867 (part), R.A. Nott Collection, Norweb Collection, Spink Auction 195, 26 June 2008, lot 259 (part); BW. 152 Mrs Dora Harris Collection, DNW Auction 56, 11 December 2002, lot 494 (part) [acquired 1992].
Philip Stowers, innholder, The Bear, married Susan Saywell 1655