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Saint Eligius, pray for us

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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  • 1959 North Korea 1 Chon (Capitalist visitor)

    1959 North Korea 1 Chon (Capitalist visitor)

    A tourist coin from a hermit kingdom North Korea At the end of the Second World War, Korea – which had formerly been occupied by the Japanese – was divided along the 38th parallel. This was an internal border between North and South Korea based on a circle of latitude. North Korea, officially the Democratic…

  • Incheon City Bus Fare (South Korea)

    Incheon City Bus Fare (South Korea)

    Some very attractive bus tokens Incheon Incheon is South Korea’s third-largest city. About 20km from Seoul, it is on the west coast of the country. Lonely Planet advise that you can catch ferry services direct to China from here, or to the West Sea Islands. Close to the border with North Korea, the islands offer…

  • Tongin Market Yeopjeon, South Korea

    Tongin Market Yeopjeon, South Korea

    A token for a unique dining experience Tongin market Here is a token from Seoul, South Korea. It is used to buy a lunchbox at the Tongin traditional market. Established in 1941, originally for Japanese residents of the area, the market soon attracted traditional Korean street vendors and store owners. Markets have a long history…