Communion Tokens

 

IMG_2929communion token is a metal token issued to members of Presbyterian churches in order to provide them entrance to the Lord’s Supper. There were many types issued in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries, but they were largely superseded by communion cards.

These two are Blantyre tokens. The first is from High Blantyre Parish Church, dated 1718. This was at a time when the church was still in the Kirkton graveyard! The second from 1832, by then made of metal. Nice collectables if you’re lucky enough to find any.

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