Xangti Chapter Masonic Penny
Satirical Imitation of a Masonic Penny
This coin is an imitation of a Masonic "Penny".
They were privately made by an unknown manufacturer and have been seen in aluminum and brass.
1. Masonic Penny Xangti Chapter
Aluminum, 34mm, 4.09gm
Cartoon demon with big ears and fangs
Coffin with legend something like "TUAPNOII"
PROCUL O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI
INSTITUTED APR 27TH 1741
This item was made to imitate a Masonic Penny used in Freemasonry.
The manufacturer and origin are unknown.
It is used in the ancient Roman poet Virgil's Aenead.
In Freemasonry, the word "profane" means "uninitiated" or not a Freemason.
A "Cowan" is an intruder, someone who attends lodge meetings but is not a member.
"Xangti" might be a Western name for a Chinese god.
The number "666" is the Biblical "Number of the Beast" of Revelations.
The date "April 27, 1741" apparently refers to a demonstration in London.
From The Mark Penny by Benjamin Wright, published in 1901:
On April 27, 1741 a number of shoe-cleaners, chimney-sweepers, etc.
on foot and in carts with ridiculous pageants carried before them,
went in procession to Temple Bar by way of jest on the Freemasons