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Szeged, Hungary, Bridge Token
« on: December 11, 2012, 12:11:51 AM »
Uncommon copper, 25 millimeter, centerholed, bracteate bridge token from Szeged, Hungary.

Has anyone seen this piece in Hungarian numismatic literature?

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Re: Szeged, Hungary, Bridge Token
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 04:38:26 PM »
Google translate says "közuti" means road. It is baffled by the word "vashid".

Surprised that this is a bracteate. It doesn't look thin enough. Could it not be brockage?

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Re: Szeged, Hungary, Bridge Token
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 05:44:30 PM »
Vas = Iron
Hid = Bridge
Voila, Ironbridge.

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Re: Szeged, Hungary, Bridge Token
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 09:49:57 PM »
Chain design token, also from Szeged. Obverse and bracteate reverse.

The new online catalog shows 27 different bracteate tokens from Budapest and one from Zenta, now Senta, Serbia. I'm inclined to believe there are more. It was a popular token manufacturing method in 19th century Hungary.