|21.5 mm |
BOTOȘANI in the center (Romanian municipium in Moldavia), COOP. FILIMON SÂRBU along the rim and a star
|inscription ȚAP (meaning billy-goat, Romanian for 0.33 liter draft)|
CAFÉ ET BRASSERIE along the rim, |
DE FRANCE in the center
|inscription ȚAPI (meaning billy-goats, see explanation above) and beer can|
|inscription "RESTAURANTUL DE STAT DUNAREA" meaning "DANUBE STATE RESTAURANT"||inscription "HALBA" (meaning a half-liter capacity mug or tankard)|
The first two tokens above are present on this site through the kind permission of Mr. Balazs Aldor.
Filimon Sîrbu (1916 - 1941) was a member of U.T.C. (Uniunea Tineretului Comunist - that is Union of Communist Youth) and of P.C.R. (Partidul Comunist Român, that is the Romanian Communist Party), at a time when these organizations were outlawed. In 1941 he blew up a train headed for the front line. He was arrested, judged, condemned and executed for sabotage. As a result, for the beginning of the communist era at least, he was popularized as a significant character along other petty names. So that a pub could bear unusual names as this.
Café et brasserie de France was in Bucharest.
The third beer token pictures above are present on this site through the kind permission of Mr. Marian Bolum.
"Danube" restaurant functioned in Bucharest on Nicolae Bălcescu Boulevard around 1965 [Schäffer E., Jetoane. Semne valorice și mărci. Ed. Corvin, Deva, 2003].