Xangti Chapter Satirical Masonic Penny
Imitation of a Masonic Penny
This coin is a satirical imitation of a Masonic "Penny".
They were privately made by an unknown manufacturer and have been seen in aluminum and brass.
1. Xangti Chapter Satirical Masonic Penny - Aluminum
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
2. Xangti Chapter Satirical Masonic Penny - Brass
Brass, 34mm, 10.96gm
The same item in brass.
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