• Code 230323-9

Gambling counter / school token ? Victoria.

Æ, diameter 22.5mm.  VICTORIA QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN Her young head left. (TB2. die V17).  R. HONOR VIRTUTIS  PRÆMIUM (the reward of virtue is honour) around, L in centre.  RR.  Pitted, otherwise Fine

A similar token has been seen, with VI in the centre of the reverse.

The obverse is die-linked to two Oldham unofficial farthings of the 1850-1860 period.

Honor Virtutis Praemium was also the motto of Arnold School, Blackpool, founded 1896. This piece is some 40 years earlier.

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