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Hermes, messenger of the Gods

Hermes, messenger of the Gods

Hermes, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia Goat AR Tetradrachm Minted Ainos, Thrace  ca. 396/395-394/393 BCE Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin…
a Gryphon and a Dancer

a Gryphon and a Dancer

ΑΒΔΗΡΙΤΕΩΝ Gryphon ΕΠΙ ΜΟ[Λ]-ΠΑΓΟΡΕΩ Dancer Silver Stater, Thrace, Abdera ca. 395-360 BC http://ww2.smb.museum/ikmk/object.php?id=18214530
Aegina Tortoise

Aegina Tortoise

AI. Tortoise, the individual segments of the carapace are shown close to nature, as well as the scales of the…
Mythic Raven Penny from Viking York

Mythic Raven Penny from Viking York

Classical Numismatic Group are offering an Anglo-Norse penny with the mythic Raven. ANGLO-SAXON, Anglo-Viking (Hiberno-Norse Northumbria). Anlaf Guthfrithsson. 939-941. AR Penny…
Vespasian countermarked Vespasian

Vespasian countermarked Vespasian

Interesting coin of the month from Coins At Warwick University. http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/numismatics/entry/a_countermarked_denarius/ Professor Kevin Butcher >" During the civil wars of AD 68-69 a…
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…
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