BrianRxm Masonic Coins and Tokens 16/16
Satirical Xangti Chapter Masonic Penny
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This coin is an imitation of a Masonic "Penny".
Masonic Xangti Chapter
1. Masonic Penny Xangti Chapter
 
Aluminum, 34mm, 4.09gm
 
Obverse:
Cartoon demon with big ears and fangs
XANGTI CHAPTER
No. 666
COWANS, U.S.A.
 
Reverse:
Coffin with legend something like "TUAPNOII"
PROCUL O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI
INSTITUTED APR 27TH 1741
ONE PENNY
 
This item was made to imitate a Masonic Penny used in Freemasonry.
The manufacturer and origin are unknown.
Another one was for sale in May 2012.
 
The slogan "Procul O Procul Este Profani" is "Keep away, keep far away, you profane ones!"
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
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