baptism tokens
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baptism token from 1883 baptism token from 1883
"NASCUT SI BOTEDAT IN ANUL 1883" meaning "BORN AND BAPTIZED IN YEAR 1883" religious batism scene
baptism token from 1920 baptism token from 1920
outer pearl circle, suspension ring
CONSTANTIN ȘTEFAN MARIN , inside inner peal circle "NĂSCUT 2 MAIU 1920" meaning "BORN ON 2ND OF MAY 1920"
outer pearl circle
"BOTEZAT DE ȘTEFAN DRUGĂ LA 27 DECEMBRIE 1920" meaning "BAPTIZED BY ȘTEFAN DRUGĂ ON THE 27TH OF DECEMBER 1920"
baptism token from 1936 baptism token from 1936
EUGENIE VIDRICA BOTEZATĂ LA 31 MAI 1936 DE VLAD ZAMFIRESCU meaning "EUGENIE VIDRICA BAPTIZED ON THE 31ST OF MAY 1936 BY VLAD ZAMFIRESCU" religious scene

Batism tokens are proofs that baptism has taken place, usually comprizing the name of the child and the names of the godparents, sometimes accompanied by religious scenes. Such medallions were distributed to participants to a baptism ceremony as keepsake and remembrance. They can be looked at also as genealogy documents. The Custom of baptism tokens at the Romanian people dates back apparently from the 19th century.

The baptism tokens pictures are present on this page through the kind permission of Mr. Marian Bolum.


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