Token for charcoal compound, 19th century

Token for charcoal compound, 19th century

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Caption: Metal token for Lerro's Charcoal Compound. Charcoal compound was used to relieve indigestion. The token reads 'Try Lerro's Charcoal Compound or Live Long for Indigestion Bile Spasms'. Tokens such as these were used as an alternative currency and were exchanged for goods. Tokens were made of cheaper, lighter metals and were of lower value than money. They also served as advertisements for the merchant's products. This token is English and dates from the nineteenth century.

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