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Started by lusomosa, January 27, 2008, 09:39:27 PM
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Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMI doubt he had much luck during his 11 years in Amsterdam. First there was a downgrade from baker to delivery of bread
Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMhe lived at 10 different addresses, changing house almost every year.
Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMThe only success he had was in fathering 5 more children in addition to the 4 the couple already had (one died in infancy).
Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMRegarding the token I think it was made by Lauer in Nürnberg and the reverse, the lamb, is probably from a standard die like those used for childrens play tokens. The small size of the token is also like play money. I do not assign any specific meaning to it.
Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMIf the token was issued by a church or an other charity the token would have the name of this charity on it and not the name of the baker. Firstly because the charity is the issuer and secondly if another baker, or several bakers, were chosen to provide the bread the name of the baker would have to be changed.
Quote from: Henk on April 03, 2023, 11:00:09 AMI think the token served as a kind of subscription allowing regular customers a reduction in the price of bread. e.g if the regular price of a loaf was 15 cents, 8 tokens could have been sold for f 1,00 allowing a reduction of about 17% (12,5 cents for a 15 cents loaf)
Quote from: Henk on April 04, 2023, 09:31:00 AMInteresting find! Do you know the diameter of this spielmarke?