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A Scottish Unicorn

A Scottish Unicorn

Scotland has a rare and very beautiful coin: a gold Unicorn of James IV valued Eighteen Shillings. The mystical Unicorn…
A META Diobol

A META Diobol

I like the sound of these words: A meta diobol. Thrace, Mesembria AR Diobol. 4th century BC. Facing helmet / META within…

Google Coins

Google Trends is a fascinating place..  I've been playing with some charts with "Coins" as a search term: https://www.google.ca/trends/explore#q=coins The Googe…
Odin head sceat

Odin head sceat

A 'Wodan head' sceatta, minted at 'Hamwic' (modern Southampton) c.720-45. Image thank you CNG http://www.cngcoins.com/  
Magna Carta

Magna Carta

The 800th Anniversary of MAGNA CARTA 800 years of liberty and freedom – a coin struck to celebrate the Magna…
Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Happy Mother's Day! $200 Gold Coin - Mother and Child Royal Canadian Mint Designed by Germaine Amaktoyauk Thank you for…
Transylvanian Horse

Transylvanian Horse

Look at this pronounced 'S' shaped horse from Transylvania"   350, Lot: 303. Estimate $150. EASTERN EUROPE, Imitations of Philip…
Double Leopard of King Edward III, 1344

Double Leopard of King Edward III, 1344

The Fitzwilliam museum has a fascinating page on the elegant and extremely rare Double Leopard of Edward III. http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/exhibitions/CoinoftheMoment/doubleleopard/ Fitzwilliam >…
The Mythic Celtic Horse

The Mythic Celtic Horse

I'm tracing the evolution of the iconic Celtic horse coin of Iron Age Britain. Note these are just my general impressions…
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