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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(tesserce), bits of lead or of pewter, or cards, given to the members of a Church in full communion, which they hand to the elders as they approach- the Lord's table. The object is to keep out those who are -not known, or who are under scandal, or for other reasons are deemed unworthy. (See TESSEMIE).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Tokens'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/t/tokens.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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