A Dance Token

unknown20th Century

The Royal Coin Cabinet

The Royal Coin Cabinet

Open air dance pavillions were all the rage in Sweden from the turn of the century 1900 and several decades onwards. One had to purchase a token to dance. Most pavillions had thier name on the token to prevent unscrupulous rouge dancers. Gröna lund was, and still is, a fair ground at Djurgården in Stockholm. The word "Tivoli", actually a place in Italy, means "Fair Ground" or "Amusement Park" in Swedish.


  • Title: A Dance Token
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 20th Century
  • Location Created: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: diam. 2.4 cm
  • Type: Token
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: National Historical Museums


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