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Offline bagerap

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I blame it on the wine
« on: March 13, 2017, 08:28:04 PM »
This piece was pointed out to me by the greatly respected WoC member, Redwine. And so, dear reader I bought it without knowing anything about it. Maybe you have a clue.
18 mm, white metal. Appears to have been struck, not cast, despite the overlapping edges.


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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 10:29:44 PM »
Communion token?

They often have a monogram or initials for the parish or the minister issuing them, plus a date.

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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 10:47:10 PM »
Can we make out the monogram? it looks to be JPC to me. Table 6 ?

Another possibility is a hop token for 6 Bushels although rather small for this amount.
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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 10:56:26 PM »
First thing I thought of was 6 Kreuzer (1/10 of gulden), typography looks very much like early-mid 19th century Germany.
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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 06:04:01 AM »
I'm a bit misnomeric at the mo.  So, blame it on the boogie.
Base metal, hexagonal, nice script - must be a communion token.  But it has a value, in meaningful brackets too!  With a little dot to say it's a 6.
Marvellous crude piece with security / decorative elements around the border.  I'd say hop token too.  But, how much does it weigh? Anywhere near 2.8g?
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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 12:24:31 PM »
I think the monogram is JA. The 6 is not necessarily a denomination. The reverse has two sets of brackets and four dots. Looks like a control symbol. Thinking of a token that gives entrance to a controversial church - maybe similar or same as a communion token. I blame it on a series of those from Scotland I have seen somewhere in my dark, distant past as well as on a bottle of 12 year old single malt I finished yesterday. :)

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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 02:05:16 AM »
Thank you all for your suggestions. Once again Gmail is hiding WoC notifications so I didn't realise I had any replies. 2.4 gr. Mr Wine, and the significance?

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Re: I blame it on the wine
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 05:51:10 AM »
I thought perhaps a coin weight for a silver sixpence :-[
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