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Communion tokens of this kind were common in the 17th century; they identified those considered worthy to take part in the communion service. It features a mason’s mell hammer and a rose, a visual pun on Melrose. Used after Melrose Abbey had been converted into a Parish Church in 1610.
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17th Century
18 x 18 x 2mm
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