bread tokens

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Scope note
Tokens entitling the bearer to a portion of bread; usually minted from non-precious metals. Historically these have been issued at different times for various reasons: examples include bronze tokens issued in ancient Rome to citizens to exchange for 'panis civilis,' and in later times, tokens issued to the needy, for example on the occasion of a person's death, often nobility, at their requiem mass.
bread tokens
Accepted term: 13-May-2024