Similarly we may take the farthing as a unit, and invent smaller units, represented either by tokens or by no material objects at all.
But here he used the term " real " somewhat unguardedly, for in his Defence he asserts a real presence, but defines it as exclusively a spiritual presence; and he repudiates the idea that the bread and wine were " bare tokens."
The stones, which are rather tokens than money, do not circulate, but are piled up round about the chief's treasurehouse, and appear to be regarded as public property, although it is hard to say what particular use they can serve.
It is said that Mahomet occasionally uttered such a passage immediately after one of those epileptic fits which not only his followers, but (for a time at least) he himself also, regarded as tokens of intercourse with the higher powers.
Later in the evening He gave them bread and wine, proclaiming that these were His body and His blood - the tokens of His giving Himself to them, and of a new covenant with God through His death.