token; advertising (Norway)
Norwegian token. On the obverse is an image of Henrik Wergeland with his name around the outside. On the reverse is a globe with a tree in the centre and "SPAREBANK UKEN 1959". It has been perforated at some point after it was struck.
It was struck to advertise a savings bank week. Sparebank means savings bank. They are a type of bank steeper from commercial banks in Norway that focus on private customers and small businesses and loans are financed via deposits. Uken means week.
Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845) was a Norwegian writer and poet but also fought for social justice.
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