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Russia/Ukraine: Balta (Odessa region) Jewish community 6 Kopek bronze token, circa. 1880s; size: 17mm; weight: 1.8g. Obv.: number "6"; Ukrainian leg. "контора коробочнаго сбора бал
Item code: 0133211

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Russia/Ukraine: Balta (Odessa region) Jewish community 6 Kopek bronze token, circa. 1880s; size: 17mm; weight: 1.8g. Obv.: number "6"; Ukrainian leg. "контора коробочнаго сбора балта" ['office boxed collection of Balta']. Rev.: swan image. Jewish tokens from the Odessa region all bear image of swan & identified by phrase 'office box collection', a ref. to community levy imposed by the 'Kahal'. The Russian govt. required Kahal-im to collect state taxes from their communities but permitted them to raise funds for community needs, these called "packaged collections" ('office box collections'). The levies were legalized in 1844. Scarce denomination.