J.H & G.S
Gona Adika Estate

A token issued for the Gona Adika Estate, in Kadugannawa, in Kandy District.

Denomination pence
Diameter27.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight5.93 gms
gona_adika_full_obverse gona_adika_full_reverse
Lowsley #Unlisted Pridmore #48

Obverse : J.H & G.S within beaded circle inside raised rim.
Reverse : GONA
within beaded circle inside raised rim.

See countermarked tokens linked @ below.
LinkPridmorecounter mark
@ P#48a large AV
P#48c large AV and small 0

Has also Half Value Token with diameter 22.3 mm and weight 3.36 grams (Pridmore #49) which has also been similarly counter-marked.

J. H. & G. S. These initials have not been identified. The Gona Adika is an estate
of over 1,000 acres situated in Kadugannawa in the Kandy District. It appears for the first time in the Ceylon Almanac for the year 1860, the proprietor being T. R. Tucker. In 1883 the proprietors were A. G. Milne & Co. of London, who acquired many of the important interests of Keir Dundas & Co. when that firm went into liquidation.

* 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 200 dpi.
I thank Bob Lyall of UK, for the scans of this token from his collection.