Numismatic Puzzle: Schaffhausen

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In the 11th century, Kloster Allerheiligen (All Saints Abbey) in Schaffhausen was granted the right to mint coins. Take a look at this 13th-century bracteate, a silver coin struck only on one side, and decide for yourself what you see: a ram, as an allusion to the town’s name, or a Lamb of God?

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Our cartoonist Claire Franklin has also put a clever spin on the town name Schaffhausen.