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Modern coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens of other continents => Central and South America => Topic started by: Henk on April 07, 2021, 11:42:42 AM

Title: Rincon de Ajó token, Argentina?
Post by: Henk on April 07, 2021, 11:42:42 AM
I have the following token:

24-sided, bronze 26 mm, center hole
O: RINCON DE AJÓ / (loop)
R: * EZEQUIEL C. * /  REAL DE AZUA

Rincon de Ajó is, since 1997, a nature reserve in Argentina. It is located in the province of Buenos Aires, along the coast.
Ezequiel C. Real de Azure is probably a name

The token is not listed in the Rulau Latin America Tokens (I have the frist edition). It is also not on TokenCatalog.com. I think the date of the token is around 1870 - 1900. Probably it is from a farm or estate in Argentina, located in or near the present Nature Reserve.

Further information will be appreciated!
Title: Re: Rincon de Ajó token, Argentina?
Post by: Figleaf on April 11, 2021, 07:53:42 AM
I found Ezequiel Real de Azua here (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.acciontv.com.ar/soca/leloir/tuyu/1.htm&prev=search&pto=aue). He became owner of Rincón de Ajó around 1839, at the time the Corrientes province, led by General Lavalle rebelled (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Manuel_de_Rosas#Rebellions_and_foreign_threat) against Rosas and invaded Buenos Aires province. This episode ended between 1842 and 1847. The C in the name may stand for Los Cobo. See here (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&u=http://lavallerural.blogspot.com/2011/05/historia-del-partido-de-gral-lavalle.html).

Peter
Title: Re: Rincon de Ajó token, Argentina?
Post by: Henk on April 14, 2021, 12:09:09 PM
Thanks, interesting information but a quite complicated history. This seems to date the token to the second part of the 19th century.