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Help! Token Perhaps? Austrian 1732, Wine Token

 
 
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 Posted 08/12/2019  4:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add wfgodot to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thanks all, have to take this down, and don't know how to archive?
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08/13/2019 2:22 pm
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 Posted 08/12/2019  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What makes you think this token is British? It may help with researching it.

1732 is an interesting date if it is British, because this would make it fall between two major token issuing periods. In the 17th century traders tokens were issued from 1648 to 1679 ( dates according to Williamson ), and Conders started in the 1780's.

This token could be British, but it is not a style I recognise. The letters appear to be FHX. If anyone can decipher better I would be interested to know. FHX does not appear in The Token Tracer by John Whitmore.

I would love to learn more about this one.
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 Posted 08/12/2019  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@wfgodot, that is an interesting piece. It looks like it night be a trade token for wine. Below is the description for a similar German piece. I think yours is related, but not an exact match, so this will be just a lead to get you started.


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Austria, Salzburg, copper trade token (Wahrzeichengeld), 1726, FHL monogram, grapes and grape leaves. Good for four kruezers worth of wine. Tokens like this were used at mine company stores in isolated areas. They were banned by the government in 1732. Salzburg got its name from its salt mines. Probszt 2708. (Günther Probszt, Die Münzen Salzburgs, 1975.)


Here is the worthpoint link:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthope...er-509370667
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 Posted 08/13/2019  01:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think Spence has found it. The "X" appears to be a value rather than part of a company or organisation logo.

(That worthpoint link kept crashing my browser!)
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 Posted 08/13/2019  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wfgodot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, everyone. I had thought it a British token as it was it was loose in a box with a number of British ones -- though there were also French, I think, too.
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