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Collection of Communion Tokens, 1771-1938

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-4166

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/rp8fr


Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Communion Tokens, 1771-1938
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 376
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 box)
Abstract:A collection consisting of nineteen communion tokens primarily from Scotland.
Language:Materials in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Collection of Communion Tokens, MSS 376, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Brandon Wason, October 2016.


Collection Description

Historical Note

Communion tokens were used in the Presbyterian Church as a means of permissing people to participate in the Lord's Supper. They were most frequently used in the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, but were also employed in England, Ireland, Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Scope and Content Note

The communion tokens collection is housed in one small artifact box. The tokens are well-preserved and several include inscriptions. For a complete inventory, see the container list below, which contains the contents of its obverse and reverse, as well as its origin, reference, and date.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by location of origin, then alphabetically.


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Container List

Australia
Box Folder Content
1 1 Obverse: Free Church of Scotland 1843; Reverse: Let a Man Examine Himself I Cor.XI.28 (Leigh, Victoria, Australia) Burz-7500; Cr-6462, 1843
Canada
1 2 Obverse: [altar with bread and chalice]; Reverse: This Do in Remembrance of Me I.Cor.XI.24 (Canada) Burz-7457; Cr-1364, undated
1 3 Obverse: Melville Church Fergus C. W. 1846; Reverse: Let a Man Examine Himself I Cor. XI 28 (Fergus, Ontario, Canada) Burz-2536; Cr-2246, 1846
England
1 4 Obverse: U. P. Congregation + Bishop Auckland + Revd. Thos. Boyd 1867; Reverse: Ticket of Admission to the + Lord's Table + [cross] 1 Cor. XI.24. (Bishop Auckland, Durham, England) Burz-862; Cr-746, 1867
Ireland
1 5 Obverse: Presbyterian Church in Ireland Communion Token; Reverse: Do This in Remembrance of Me I. Cor.XI.24 But Let a Man Examine Himself (Ireland) Burz-7563; Cr-6467, undated
1 6 Obverse: Reformed Presbyterian Church Ireland Communion Token; Reverse: Do This in Remembrance of Me I. Cor.XI.24 But Let a Man Examine Himself (Ireland) Burz-7568; Cr-6469, undated
Scotland
1 7 Obverse: A C Dunse [flowers and leaves]; Reverse: Mr A D 1771 [flowers and leaves] (Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland) Burz-2225; Cr-1963, 1771
1 8 Obverse: Anderston Church 1834 This Do in Remembrance of Me I.Cor.XI.24; Reverse: 2 (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland) Burz-384; Cr-337, 1834
1 9 Obverse: Asso. Con. Horndean; Reverse: Mr. Wilm. Lee 1807 (Horndean, Berwickshire, Scotland) Burz-3221; Cr-2851, 1807
1 10 Obverse: Fairmilehead * 1938 *; Reverse: I Cor. XI.25 [chalice] (Edinburgh, Lothians, Scotland) Burz-2497; Cr-2211, 1938
1 11 Obverse: Free Church of Scotland 1843; Reverse: Let a Man Examine Himself I Cor.XI.28 (Scotland) Burz-7492, 1843
1 12 Obverse: Free Church of Scotland; Reverse: Monzie 1843 (Monzie, Perthshire, Scotland) Burz-4974; Cr-4379, 1843
1 13 Obverse: Free North Church Aberdeen Table; Reverse: This Do in Remembrance of Me (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Burz-93; Cr-81, [1840s]
1 14 Obverse: Free West Church Aberdeen [written 1831] Table; Reverse: This Do in Remembrance of Me (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Burz-101; Cr-86, [1831]
1 15 Obverse: O ABD [loaf of bread]; Reverse: [blank] (Old Macher, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Burz-64; Cr-61, undated
1 16 Obverse: Parish of Torphins 1876; Reverse: This Do in Remembrance of Me (Torphins, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Burz-6930; Cr-6050, 1876
1 17 Obverse: Pro Rege Lege et Grege [City arms]; Reverse: Four Parishes of Perth Erected 1807 (Perth, Perthshire, Scotland) Burz-5601; Cr-4916, 1807
1 18 Obverse: Sheuchan 2 Free Church; Reverse: This Do in Remembrance of Me (Sheuchan, Wigtownshire, Scotland) Burz-6251; Cr-5452, 1840s
1 19 Obverse: St Leonard's Church 2; Reverse: Perth 1837 (Perth, Perthshire, Scotland) Burz-5611; Cr-4923, 1837
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