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

Physical 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.

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

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