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Unknown Lead Coin Or Token, Id: 1760 Scottish Communion Token

 
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 Posted 11/13/2018  01:03 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add theunsla to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone
I cannot solve this one on my own... The coin seems to be made of lead, but is clipped (broken). It looks like an old Judean coin (the chalice) but with Roman writing and what seems to be a date (1760).



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 Posted 11/13/2018  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a "communion token", once used in certain (mostly Protestant, almost always Presbyterian or related) denominations, to make sure that only verified and properly prepared members of the church could take part in the communion service.

The lower pic has a bible verse relating to Communion: 1 Corinthians 11:26. The words around the communion cup in the top pic may be the name of the church, or perhaps the name of the minister who owned the tokens.
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 Posted 11/14/2018  06:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theunsla to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, Sap!
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 Posted 11/14/2018  06:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theunsla to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to Sap, I have established this is a Scottish communion token from 1760, catalogued as follows in the book Communion Tokens of the Established Church of Scotland: 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries:

Dalmellington. Ohv, DAMHELENTOUN around edge; communion cup
between PS | 116 in centre. The final N is retrograde. Rev. 1 COE II 26 1760 around edge. Loaf of bread in centre.
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 Posted 11/14/2018  06:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice work!
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 Posted 11/14/2018  07:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add theunsla to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for updating the title!
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