1/2 Penny token, Issued by, Moses Tolanto (probably Tolano, mis-spelled on die), Barbados, circa 1850.
Mint not recorded.

Obverse Description

Bale marked 'MT' at top left; around, 'MOSES TOLANTO BARBADOES'.

Reverse Description

A cask marked 'MT' on top at left; around, 'FREEDOM WITHOUT SLAVERY'.

Edge Description



Pridmore found the name Moses Tolano as a merchant in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was buried 30 May 1852. It is suggested that this is the corrrect name of the issuer of these tokens.

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