A Ceylon 4½d Token issued about 1869 by Sinhala Coffee Dealer D. V. Gunaratne of Dam Street Colombo. It was probably struck in England.
|Lowsley #L10 Pridmore #41|
|(D. V. Gunaratne) between two lines with a dot in centre of each and within a beaded circle, inside raised rim.|
|Rev. :||4D½||within a beaded circle inside raised rim.|
It is an ornamental piece rather smaller than a halfpenny.
* Coins and Tokens of Ceylon, Lieut. Col B. Lowsley, Num. Chron. Sr III Vol. XV, 1895.
* The Coins of British Commonwealth of Nations to the end of the reign of George VI 1952 Part 2 - Asian Territories by F. Pridmore Spink & Son Ltd., 1965. Tokens
The token was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 250 dpi.
I thank Bob Lyall of UK, for the scans of this token from his collection.