M M (Maclachlan Mackenzie & Co)
< 1870 Ceylon - Dharmachakra

A token stamped incuse and manufactured locally in Ceylon. for issuer Maclachlan Mackenzie & Co, Colombo.
The Eight spoked Wheel is the Buddhist Dharmachakra, representing the Noble Eightfold Path.

Denomination pence
Diameter30.5 mm
Thickness mm
Weight8.81 gms
m_m_obverse m_m_reverse
Lowsley #18 Pridmore #68

Obverse : M. M. (stamped incuse)
Reverse : Buddhist Dharmachakra - A Eight spoked wheel (stamped incuse).
A roughly struck thin token of about the size of a bronze penny.
Said to have been issued by the firm MacLachlan, Mackenzie & Co., of Colombo, which became insolvent in 1870.

* 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.

The VF token was scanned at 600 dpi and the images are displayed at 200 dpi. It was purchased in 2005 June, from Baldwins, London, UK.