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a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay

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any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept

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However, it is also possible that they are pyxes. Some were decorated with images of the myrrhbearing women, and incense was one of the contents they might hold, as evidenced by the Council of Narbonne in A.D.
These have been variously thought to be children's toys, pyxes serving as receptacles for eucharistic bread, symbols of mystic light, and simple mirrors.
Now the newly acquired Roods and patronal statues, the untarnished latten pyxes and paxes and holy-water stoups, the missals and manuals still smelling of printer's ink, which Marian archdeacons had demanded of them, were to be once more pitched into wheelbarrows and trundled to the fire.(8)