as a token of (something)

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as a token of (something)

As a gift signifying something (which is usually mentioned after "of"). Take this bottle of wine as a token of my gratitude. The headmaster gave us each a plaque, as a token of her appreciation.
See also: of, token
References in classic literature ?
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken
However, on the third night the soldier carried away one of the golden cups as a token of where he had been.