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Lethal tender
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Lethal tender

SUPERSTITIONS & TRADITIONS    What if a cursed coin could be deadly? Towards the end of the 19th century, there was a belief in Brittany that one way to rid yourself of an enemy was to seek out a spellcaster. n exchange for cold, hard cash, he or(...)
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The coin worn on the ring finger
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The coin worn on the ring finger

BELIEFS & TRADITIONS    In the 19th century, people made some unique wedding rings in various communes of the arrondissement of Dinan in Brittany. With the aim of bringing luck to the happy union, they would seek out this 10 centime coin minte(...)
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The coin which offers protection against witches
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The coin which offers protection against witches

  Beliefs & traditions   In the Breton department of Morbihan in France, there was a belief towards the end of the 19th century that some witches had the power to steal the money someone was carrying about their person. To protect oneself effecti(...)
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A penny for a grave
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A penny for a grave

If you wander around American military cemeteries or memorials and cast an eye over the graves and tombs around you, you are sure to notice coins placed on the top left of the headstones...
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Just one certainty is enough for the one who is looking.
Albert Camus