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The E-Sylum: Volume 19, Number 10, March 6, 2016, Article 19

"UFO" JETON RESURFACES IN POPULAR MEDIA

We covered this topic as early as 2005, but it's resurfaced again in this March 3, 2016 Daily Mail article sent in by Dick Hanscom. Thanks. -Editor

'UFO' jeton 'UFO' jeton reverse

A 17th century French token has UFO hunters claiming 'absolute proof' of UFO sightings hundreds of years ago.

The ancient jeton, a coin-like object used for counting, depicts an unusual circular entity that looks remarkably like a flying saucer.

Some have even argued that this represents the Biblical Ezekiel's wheel, which they claim is the Bible's own tale of a UFO encounter.

The perplexing object has spurred theories dating back decades, brought to life again by its recent mention on UFO Sightings Daily.

Skeptics over the years have offered a slew of possible explanations, arguing that it looks like a drifting mushroom or flower, or even a shield.

Some even say it bears an uncanny resemblance to the towers built for the World's Fair, made famous as alien ships in the Men in Black film.

Scott C. Waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, speculates that the token is proof of UFO sightings so frequent in ancient France that they were inscribed on coins.

'I've been looking for one of these off and on for a few weeks. It looks really amazing and is absolute proof that in the 1600s the French witnessed enough UFO sightings to decide to put some of what they saw on coins,' writes Waring.

'This is a French jeton minted somewhere between 1856 to 1680, a coin-like educational tool that was commonly used to help people count money, or sometimes used as a money substitute for playing games.

'It is about the size of a U.S. quarter-dollar and similar to thousands of other jetons with different religious and educational designs that were produced and used in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.

To read the complete article, see:
Does this mysterious 'flying saucer' French coin from the 1680s show an alien UFO visiting Earth? (www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3475501/Does-mysterious-flying-saucer-French-coin-1680s-alien-UFO-visiting-Earth.html)

Another article in the Mirror states "Investigators are convinced the carving shows a UFO". -Editor

Im 2005 Philip Mernick wrote:

"The item itself was correctly described as a jetton and is listed as F12528 in Collection Feuardent, Jetons et Mereau Depuis Louis IX jusqu’a la fin du Consulat de Bonaparte by F. Feuardent, published by Rollin et Feuardent, Paris, 1913. It would appear to be a version of F12527 which is coupled with a portrait of Louis XIV and is dated 1656. Feuardent describes the “UFO” as “un bouclier celeste” a celestial shield. The depiction of a shield on the jeton is similar to one illustrated in Juan de Borja, Empresas morales, first published Prague 1581 (illustration from Brussels 1680 edition). It is there described as representing a timely occurrence. It could refer to an event in the war against Spain or possibly to the return of Mazarin in 1653. The other side symbolises the revival of France (illustrated by a lily plant being refreshed by rain from the sky). Information originally supplied by Robert Thompson."

To read the complete article, see:
Is this proof UFOs visited Earth throughout history? Alien hunter spots mysterious carving on ancient coin (www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/proof-ufos-visited-earth-throughout-7492890)

To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NOSTRADAMUS' POCKET PIECE, PERHAPS? (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v08n05a24.html)
MORE ON THE UFO TOKEN (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v08n13a10.html)
"UFO" JETON ARTICLE DISAPPEARS FROM THE WEB - CONSPIRACY, PERHAPS? (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n38a05.html)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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