Communion token (Obverse), of Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel

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Postcard of Communion token (Obverse), of Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel.
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Communion token (Obverse), of Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel

Communion tokens were used to admit parishioners to Communion in the Scottish Presbyterian Church during the 18th and 19th centuries. This is the obverse of a metal communion token issued by the Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel in 1775.

Round communion token of Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel, 1775

Communion tokens were given out by church elders in the days of preparation before the communion service. Those deemed to be sinners were refused tokens and excluded from communion.

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Online ID: 000-100-101-249-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1945.825
Date: 1775
Dimensions: 27 mm D
What: Token, communion
Who: Edinburgh Gaelic Chapel
Where: Scotland, Edinburgh
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