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Token - 1 Penny, Battle & Weight, Drapers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1855 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3553

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token, minted by Heaton & Sons, Birmingham. Issued by Battle & Weight, Drapers, Sydney, circa 1855. Battle & Weight were Drapers with a shop at 81 & 83 Southead Rd Sydney.

Previous collections: George McArthur
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm dia) featuring the name, address and business of the issuing company Battle & Weight Drapers. The reverse depicts Justice standing facing left, blindfolded and extending balanced scales from her right hand, her left hand rests on an inverted cornucopiae from which fruits flow. A sailing ship is seen on the horizon to the left of the figure.
This token has been cleaned and varnished.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.141 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: drapers, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - New South Wales
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: circa 1855 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: At centre within line circle, BATTLE / & / WEIGHT around, 81 & 85 SOUTHEAD ROAD SYDNEY DRAPERS &c
Reverse Description: Justice standing facing left, blindfolded and extending balanced scalesfrom her right hand, her left hand rests on an inverted cornucopiae from which fruits flow. A sailing ship is seen on the horizon to the left of the figure. No legend.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: BATTLE & WEIGHT 81 & 85 SOUTHEAD ROAD SYDNEY DRAPERS &c
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Battle & Weight, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1852-1862
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint), London, England, Great Britain, 1852-1860
Previous Collection: George McArthur
Bibliography:
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.
  3. [Book], Dr Arthur Andrews, Australasian Tokens and Coins, Trustees of the Mitchell Library, Sydney, Sydney, 1921, No. 31
  4. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 22

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