I recently came across an unusual token, found during some ba***t excavation
work at an old house in Northern ***ia. It was found in the general vicinity
of an 1831 large cent. The obverse has a figure facing left, with the legend
"LEOPOL. II" and "D.G.EMP:G", which I assume is associated with Leopold II,
Emperor in Germany from 1790-1792. On the reverse is a village scene, with the
legends"RECH_ _ _" and "PFENING", and at the bottom of the token, "E.L.S.L."
The copper appears to be from a thin brass type material, and the obverse is
counterstamped "MC II". I looked up words beginning with "Rech..." in a
German-English dictionary, and found "Rechen" meaning to reckon or calculate.
Is anyone familiar with something like this? I'd appreciate any info or ideas.
Thanks, and beat regards.
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