Mould for communion tokens

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From Kennoway Parish, Fife

Postcard of Mould for communion tokens.
© National Museums Scotland

Mould for communion tokens

This brass mould for casting communion tokens comes from Kennoway Parish in Fife. With the mould are seven interchangeable numbered discs, used to indicate the order in which groups of communicants should come up to the communion table.

One half of the mould is inscribed: 'Kennoway 1833'. The other has the inscription: 'This Do In Remembrance Of Me'. These are key words in the communion service, and are taken from the Biblical story of the Last Supper.

There was only one small communion table in most churches. Those taking communion were therefore organised into groups, which would come up to the table in turn.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-469-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 147
Date: 1833
Material: Brass. Inscription: Obverse: KENNOWAY 1833 / reverse round edge: THIS DO [etc] / reverse: [seven interchangeable numbers]
Dimensions: 55 mm x 40 mm x 10 mm
What: Mould, token / flange
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kennoway Parish
Description: Two flanges of a brass mould for casting the tokens of Kennoway Parish, Fife, 1833, with seven numbers used to indicate different tables
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