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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 1643 Malta 4 Tari

    1643 Malta 4 Tari

    An interesting countermarked coin Knights of Malta I’ve previously mentioned the Sovereign Order of Malta, founded in the 11th century, and still active. Like many religious organisations, the Order today is primarily focussed on helping those in need. Also like several other religious organisations (notably the Pope, currently the head of the Catholic Church, formerly…

  • German 50 Pfennig Werth Marke

    German 50 Pfennig Werth Marke

    Werth-Marke or Wert-Marke (as one or two words, with or without the “h”) tokens are generic German tokens. Used in hotels, institutions, prisons and elsewhere. Here is one worth 50 Pfennig: Generic tokens have been used all over the world. They are a cost effective way of using tokens in your business without the extra…