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Elephants of Rome

Elephants of Rome

"The elephant is the largest of them all, and in intelligence approaches the nearest to man. It understands the language…
Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh. Dots Type. c.55-45 BC. Gold stater. 18mm. 5.27g. Cruciform motif of beaded bands, two outline crescents back-to-back in centre,…
Happy Monkey New Year!

Happy Monkey New Year!

Here are some Monkey coins for the New Year: Belarus 2015 20 rubles Year of the Monkey 2016 Chinese Lunar Calendar…
Zigzag Horse, clopping

Zigzag Horse, clopping

Celtic. Eastern Europe, Central and southern Hungary. 'Zickzackgruppe'. Silver Tetradrachm (12.36 g), 2nd century BC. Imitating Philip II of Macedonia.…
Obsidional pieces

Obsidional pieces

Today I found out that 'Obsidional' means 'Of or relating to a Siege' per Shorter Oxford. An interesting chap at…
Gold Philong from Annam

Gold Philong from Annam

VIETNAM (ANNAM), Nguyễn dynasty (French Protectorate). Thành Thái. 1889-1907. AV Philong – 6 Tìên (36mm, 22.49 g, 12h). Western-style coinage.…
Haida Matriarchal Orca

Haida Matriarchal Orca

For the Haida the Orca is the most powerful supernatural being of the undersea realm and this SGaana Jaad (Killer…
The Goddess Hera

The Goddess Hera

Hera, ancient Mother, is the Goddess of women and of marriage. She is the daughter of Rhea and Cronus. She is the…
Chrysanthemum 10 Sen

Chrysanthemum 10 Sen

    A beautiful 10 Sen from Japan. 0.7200 silver. I've found out that Japanese dates on coins start with the…
Tincomarus Medusa

Tincomarus Medusa

Atrebates and Regni, Tincomarus, (c.20 BC-AD 10), gold Quarter Stater, 1.18g, 'Medusa' type, tinc in corded tablet, c above, a…
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