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Skänninge charity token
« on: February 25, 2021, 05:32:03 PM »
MINNE FRÅN SKÄNNINGE STAD - souvenir from the city of Skänninge. Lions international will often hold annual collections for charity. The other side self-explains with +SIGILLVM:CIVITATIS:SKENINGGENSIS - (great) seal of the city of Skänninge. BEAT MARI explains that the standing woman is St Mary, holding Jesus as a child and a lilly-topped staff as attribute between two Mary monograms. The presence of these words mean that the seal used is from before 1942, when the city arms were granted without the two words. The earliest seal known dates from 1302.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.