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: National Gallery of Victoria - found in safe 1904
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 Justice seated on a wool bale with a wine barrel behind, in her right hand she extends a balanced set of scales and in her left holds an inverted cornucopiae from which fruits flow onto the ground. A three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left.
HARROLD BROTHERS / WHOLESALE / & / RETAIL / IRONMONGERS / HINDLEY ST / ADELAIDE
Justice seated on a wool bale with a wine barrel behind, in her right hand she extends a balanced set of scales and inher left holds an inverted cornucopiae from which fruits flow onto the ground. A three-masted sailing ship sails to the right on the horizon to the left; above AUSTRALIA; in exergue, 1858
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Numismatics Collection, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), pre 1904-1976
Found in NGV safe, about 1904.
Obverse: HARROLD BROTHERS WHOLESALE & RETAIL IRONMONGERS HINDLEY ST. ADELAIDE Reverse: AUSTRALIA 18580
Type of item
34 mm (Outside Diameter), 14.648 g (Weight)
[Book] Andrews, Arthur. 1921. Australasian Tokens and Coins., No. 195
[Book] Heyde, Gilbert C. & Skinner, Dion H. 1967. Unofficial Coins of Colonial Australia and New Zealand., No. 95