Copper One Penny Token minted by J. Moore of Birmingham. Issued to promote Professor Holloway's pills and ointments in 1857, it has been surcharged J.T. THOMAS AGENT GEELONG.

Holloway tokens are presumed to have been circulated worldwide throughout retailers of Holloway products. Holloway's tokens were produced in large numbers and have proven the most common token finds on Melbourne archaeological sites.

Physical Description

A squashed round copper striking of a Professor Holloway token (now c. 39 mm diameter). The token featured a profile head of Professor Holloway and a rendition of the classical goddess Hygeia (the ancient Greek goddess of health) seated. Surcharged in three lines J.T. THOMAS / AGENT / GEELONG

Obverse Description

Squashed flat head of Professor Holloway facing left around, [PR]OFESSO[R HOLLOWAY]; below, [LONDON], surcharged in three lines J.T.THOMAS / AGENT / GEELONG

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