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Token - 1 Penny, Harrold Bros, Ironmongers, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1858 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 3824

Summary:
Copper One Penny Token minted by W.J.Taylor, London. Issued by Harrold Bros, Ironmongers, Adelaide, 1858. From at least 1854 to 1871 Harrold Brothers occupied a number of premises on Hindley Street, Adelaide. In 1864 the Brothers took out a full page advertisement in the South Australian Almanac, listing the range of ironmongery and general products they sold, including: BBH Bar, Rod, Sheet and Hoop Iron, and Boiler Plates; Fencing Wire, Ridge Cap, and Guttering; Sewing and other Twines; Weston's Patent Pulley Blocks.

Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
A round copper token (34 mm diameter). The token features the name address and business of the issuer: Harrold Brothers, Hindley Street Adelaide, Wholesale and retail Ironmongers. The reverse features a female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.553 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: ironmongers, retail trade, retailing, wholesale trade, wine spirit merchants, wool
Themes this item is part of: Harrold Brothers, Ironmongers, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, United Kingdom, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: TRADE TOKENS
Secondary Classification: Australia - South Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Trade Tokens
DateEra: 1858 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: HARROLD BROTHERS / WHOLESALE / & / RETAIL / IRONMONGERS / HINDLEY ST / ADELAIDE
Reverse Description: Female figure representing Justice seated on a wool bale with legs to left but her head and upper body to front. A wine barrel lies on the ground behind her and a three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left. She wears a blindfold and extends a balanced set of scales with her right hand. With her left she holds an inverted cornucopia from which fruits flow onto the ground. She wears an ancient-style of flowing dress bound at the waist, her left arm bare and right draped to near the elbow. Above AUSTRALIA; in exergue, 1858
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: HARROLD BROTHERS WHOLESALE & RETAIL IRONMONGERS HINDLEY ST. ADELAIDE
Reverse: AUSTRALIA 1858
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Harrold Brothers, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1858
Mint: W.J.Taylor, Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1858
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Directories: Royal South Australian Almanac for 1854; Royal South Australian Almanac for 1855; Adelaide Almanac, Town and Country Directory and Guide to South Australia for 1864; Adelaide Almanac, Town and Country Directory and Guide to South Australia for 1867; Adelaide Almanac, Town and Country Directory and Guide to South Australia for 1870; Adelaide Almanac, Town and Country Directory and Guide to South Australia for 1871.
Advertisements: Adelaide Almanac, Town and Country Directory and Guide to South Australia for 1864.
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. 195
  4. [Book], Dion Skinner - Renniks & Co Pty Ltd, Gilbert Heyde, Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand, 1967, No. 95

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