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Other tokens and medals => Groups of tokens by geography => Topic started by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 09:40:36 PM

Title: Wassili island, Russia, rare tokens
Post by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 09:40:36 PM
Rare token of Vasilievsky Island, written in English "ostroff" (остров) which means "island".

Васильевский остров (https://www.google.com/maps/place/%D0%92%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%B5%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2/@59.9406121,30.1727411,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x469630d60a4c0b77:0x606993e85c1ff42a!8m2!3d59.9428789!4d30.2517737) - token:

Title: Re: Wassili island, Russia, rare tokens
Post by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 09:45:43 PM
You can note that the token also contains the word "Petrofski" which means "Petrovsky Island" which is located next to Vasilievsky Island:

Петровский остров (https://www.google.com/maps/place/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BE./@59.9595015,30.2503679,14.25z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x469636cb068e07dd:0x6e11e9ce791326c6!8m2!3d59.959444!4d30.265556) - token:
Title: Re: Wassili island, Russia, rare tokens
Post by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 09:49:12 PM
Here is another token that says this is "pneumatic machine factory", and the letters "B.O." (Васильевский остров) denote the name "Vasilievsky Island":
Title: Re: Wassili island, Russia, rare tokens
Post by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 10:02:18 PM
Another series of tokens - the inscription "ВОРПТ" means "Vasilievsky Island regional food trade", denominations of 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40 kopecks:
Title: Re: Wassili island, Russia, rare tokens
Post by: Alex Island on April 05, 2021, 10:07:22 PM
In the previous photo, you can see one token which says "Петроградский" - this is the designation of the Petrogradsky Island and the region of the islands:

Петроградский остров (https://www.google.com/maps/place/%D0%9F%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B4%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%B9+%D0%BE./@59.9676562,30.2686223,12.75z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x469631458e54f27f:0x80086953e1bd5331!8m2!3d59.9625!4d30.302222) - token: denomination 15 kopecks

These tokens were used to accept empty glass jars. The word "РАЙПИЩЕТОРГ" means "regional food trade"