UFO old token ?

Started by Alex Island, May 29, 2021, 12:01:06 AM

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There is such a token, I don't know what it is, it looks like a UFO:  8)

ps  ;) :)

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It is a weaving shuttle, an item which holds a reel of the weft thread which has a streamlined shape so that it passes smoothly between the warp threads in the loom. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuttle_(weaving). You can see the reel in the centre, and the loose end of the thread coming out of the hole in the side of the body.



The other instrument is a plough, so they illustrate the legend SUCCESS TO THE PLOUGH AND SHUTTLE, wishing good fortune to agriculture and (agriculture based) industry. Other tokens wish success to industry, fisheries or trade (the main sector of services at the time), together covering the whole economy, as a sort of antithesis to the usual political or feudal propaganda on coins.

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