Moulds for communion tokens (Detail)

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From Dalkeith Kirk, Midlothian

Postcard of Moulds for communion tokens (Detail).
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Moulds for communion tokens (Detail)

This detail shows the faces of both parts of a mould for casting communion tokens from Dalkeith Kirk in Midlothian. The mould dates from 1763.

One face of the mould is engraved the inscription 'Kirk of Dalkeith 1763', the other with the unusual depiction of the kirk itself.

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Online ID: 000-190-000-712-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 182
Date: 1763
Material: Brass. Inscription: Reverse: Kirk of Dalkeith 1763
Dimensions: 240 mm L
What: Mould, token, communion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Who: Kirk of Dalkeith
Description: Brass communion token mould inscribed Kirk of Dalkeith 1763, in two halves with protruding wings of brass riveted to a pair of crudely made iron tongs
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