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German East Africa

German East Africa

German East Africa - Deutsch-Ostafrika - encompassed what is now Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. German interest was declared in the…
Queen for nine days

Queen for nine days

We've just watched the 1985 film 'Lady Jane' with Helena Bonham Carter. In the film Queen Jane, appalled at the…
Louisiana Purchase 1803

Louisiana Purchase 1803

In 1803 the USA bought a vast swathe of North America based on the Missouri/Mississippi river, They did not purchase…
Augustus Sacred Bull

Augustus Sacred Bull

In Roman Lugdunum (now called Lyon in France) this Bull was minted around 15 bc. Octavian has  long since become…
The First Sovereign

The First Sovereign

"On 28 October 1489, King Henry VII instructed the officers of his Royal Mint to produce ‘a new money of…
Polish Konik horse

Polish Konik horse

I do like coins with images of the Horse. And coins from Poland. Here is a good modern example: 2…
Cnut Penny. Pointy Helmet

Cnut Penny. Pointy Helmet

King Cnut 1016-1035 Late Anglo-Saxon period AR Penny (18mm, 0.99 g, 12h). Pointed Helmet type (BMC xiv, Hild. G). London mint; Eadwine,…
Aethelred the Unraed

Aethelred the Unraed

Aethelred the Unraed is not so much unready as very badly counselled.  He was thrust to the throne as such…
Rosa Americana Penny

Rosa Americana Penny

  Daniel Howorth - Coins and Tokens Of The English Colonies. c. 1897. JE> Interesting to see that there was…
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