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Ron C2:
struck coin initials would not be for a coin recipient.  Each die would have to have been engraved from scratch for each recipient - this would not have happened in practise.

Lech Stępniewski:

--- Quote from: STEVEN M1 on January 13, 2022, 08:54:59 pm ---Given to wealthy citizens of the city who helped finance the building of the choir (the citizens did do that, it seems).

--- End quote ---

Nice guess but why honorary medal is so worn out? It should lie all the time: first in a visible place, then in a drawer, then in a box in basement, etc.

Joe Sermarini:
A lot can happen over centuries, and this specimen was as likely found in the ground than in a box or basement. Religious medals are often carried, sometimes for luck.

I don't think it has a lot of wear. Most of what is missing or weak was likely missing or weak when it was struck.

Interesting that Nuremberg has been mentioned several times. It was there that the Krauswinckel family produced enormous amounts of Jettons or Tokens, known as 'Nuremberg Jettons'.
One maker was Egidius Krauswinkel (EK), who was active between 1570 and 1613.

The design dosen't match any of the normal designs, but perhaps this one was a 'special' for local use.

Steve Moulding:
Yes! I think you have it! That's brilliant information. Here is another Jeton by him.
The decoration with crosses encircling the figure looks very similar. And there is an EK signature, with a similar looking K.




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