posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 01:00 PM
Just recently, my fiance's grandmother passed away. In the midst of cleaning out her old possessions, I stumbled across an odd coin in her
Judging from what I've been able to google, it's Masonic, but I can't figure out much more than that.
Since my camera is junk and these are the best pictures I can get out of it, I'll write out what's on both sides.
The side with the menorah reads:
Flatbush Chapter N°.298-RAM
On the flip side, there are two dates: March 6th, 1905 (above the keystone) and "5-17-1929" (Below the first date, within the keystone).
The other words around the edge read "Constituted", "One Penny", "Brooklyn, N.Y." The circle around the swastika has a series of letters.
Starting from the leftmost side and going clockwise, they are "K S H T W S S T"
Within the triangle surrounding the swastika, there are another series of letters. One for each side of the triangle: R B
I'm really not sure what to make of this thing. I'm somewhat puzzled why there would be a menorah on one side and the swastika on the other.
Anyone know what this is or what the meaning behind it could be?