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I bought this rather battered jeton a few years ago and, lacking any reference work on German jetons, have been fishing around the internet ever since for clues to its meaning and origin.

ArbeitundTugenjetonobv.jpg

ArbeitundTugenjetonrev.jpg

 

The obverse appears to show a royal figure, with the legend ARBEIT VND TVGENT MACHT EDEL. There is a Krauwinckel jeton with a similar legend: ARBEIT UND TUGEND MACHEN DICH EDEL "Industry and Virtue make thee noble." Are the initials H L referring to one of the Lauffers?

 

The reverse shows (I think) a skeleton rising from a graveyard --with an arrow thru the ribs, nice touch-- with a legend I can't quite figure out: DEN KVMPT DER DODT GIBT DEN LON. I suppose DODT is TODT, Death, and KVMPT might refer to accounts etc... Can anyone illuminate me?

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