A white metal (tin) token, issued by Sabonadière & Co., with nominal value, 18¾ cents for use in the Maddema Mills situated at Slave Island, Colombo. These tokens disappeared from use in the coffee crisis of 1884 and the mills passed to the ownership of Messrs. Cumberbatch & Co.
|Lowsley #20 Pridmore #87|
|Obverse :||S. & C O.||(Sabonodiere&Co.)||between ornamental scrolls|
within beaded circle inside raised rim.
|within beaded circle inside raised rim.|
For more details see webpage for the Ambewatte Mills token of same year and similer design issued by the same firm.
The VF token was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi. It was purchased in in 2005 June, from Baldwins, London, UK.