|Atkins #96 Lowsley #(30) Pridmore #(17) Mitchiner #(2235)|
|Obverse :||a tame elephant facing left with CEYLON COMPANY LIMITED . * . along the periphary between a plain circle and beaded circle inside raised rim.|
|Reverse :||C at center - ST. SEBASTIAN MILLS . * . along the periphary between a plain circle and beaded circle inside raised rim. Holed and Counter Marked by centered integer.|
This Token has been CounterMarked by 17 which is coincidentally
the Pridmore Ceylon Token catalog #.
Jan Lingen has the same Token coutermarked by 189
Lot #265 of Richard Ford collection (in Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Auctions #19 Ceylon 1995 February 23. Singapore) has two listed with countermarks 127 & 216
The Collection displayed at Bank of Ceylon in Colombo has two with countermarks 807 & 1187
Chis Hamöller felt it might have been "reused" as a work tally or worker ID/check at maybe The Eastern Produce and Estates Co., Ltd. 1888 (former owner of Ceylon Company Limited). Similar usage is known by Netherlands East Indies Estate tokens.
The token is imaged at 300dpi and displayed at
It is from 2003 September listing of eBay Auction I lost to Christian Hamöller of Germany.