Brazil: Transvaal / Advertising Token

Brazil: Transvaal / Advertising TokenBrazil: Transvaal / Advertising Token
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: ?
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0638;
20.5 mmAluminium0.8 gm$50

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Coat of arms of the Transvaal flanked by two laurel sprigs behind. Legend below: “TRANSVAAL”.

Reverse: The registration mark of a company being an eight-pointed star with a monogram on a roundel in the centre. Legend above: “6 LARGO DA CARIOCA 6”, and below between stars: “MARCA / REGISTRADA”.

Notes: This is probably an advertising token. A number of similar tokens exist with different countries represented on the obverse and with the same reverse.

Largo da Carioca is a public square near the historical center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.