Brass Tokens struck in London and issued in 1866, by company founded
in 1854 by Simon Keir, who was a planter in 1850 with partners
G. H. Dnndas and Captain John Keith Jolly. A large enterprise of
estate agents, general merchants and forwarding agents with office in
Kings Street, Kandy, Ceylon.
|Lowsley #13 Pridmore #53|
|Obverse :||Monogram K. D. & Co.||within a beaded circle inside raised rim.|
|Reverse :||A elephant facing left,||within a beaded circle inside raised rim.|
This token is always bored for suspension with a small circular hole above
It was used at St. Sebastian Mills, Colombo (opposite side of the canal to the Ceylon Company's mills).
For more details on K. D. & Co. see the page on the tortoise token.
This image is from a Netherland dealer listing. It is scanned at 300 dpi and displayed at 200 dpi I won this token in that eBay auction in 2004 February. This type of token was offered to me by a collector in Colombo but it had been silver plated.