This very small (16mm diameter) silver token probably dates from the late 19th Century. We guess that a prize of £500 was offered for deciphering the message:-


Five hundred pounds would have been a very large sum. We have not been able to decipher the message so will give a small prize, definitely not £500, to the first person to tell us the answer.



Another Prize !



Johnson of Dublin also made this larger (27mm diameter x 2.5 mm thick) medal for the Irish Village at the Columbian Exposition in 1893.










We will give another small prize, definitely not $1000, for the first person to decipher this:-











"Irish Village" photos courtesy of the Crowbirds.

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