Historic Copper Token- Ellsworth Site, CT

Excerpt from Post: Finally had a chance to take some lab shots of this summer’s copper token from the Ellsworth Site in Windsor. I’ve talked to at least one expert who was unable to ID it and have spent a few hours looking for something comparable online to no avail. The obverse appears to have two fleur-de-lis and a cross, possibly below a key or shield ornament. The reverse has a cross with very distinctive triangular terminations. No lettering is evident. At this point, I am leaning toward a type of Crusader token – perhaps a very old coin in Francis Stiles’ pocket when he arrived.

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