March 16, 2014
aleyma:

Byzantine, Histaemon of Romanus III Argyrus with Christ Enthroned, 1028-34 (source).

aleyma:

Byzantine, Histaemon of Romanus III Argyrus with Christ Enthroned, 1028-34 (source).

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March 5, 2014

ancientart:

Etruscan coins, both from Populonia, the first dates to after 211 BCE, and the second to the 3rd century BCE.

Photos via the Wiki Commons.

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February 22, 2014

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February 3, 2014

medievalpoc:

Anonymous German Artist

Coin (bracteate) from Magdeburg struck by Archbishop Konrad von Querfurt: St. Maurice.

Germany (c. 1140)

2.5 cm. (1 inch)

Magdeburg, Museen, Gedenkstätten und Sammlungen der Stadt.

The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

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January 4, 2014
miscellaneous-art:

Of the tens of thousands of coins in the Collection, the cabinet is highlighted by the monumental and unique example of the Fifty Excelentes struck under Ferdinand and Isabella. Created during the period of Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to the New World, the massive gold coin – weighing nearly five ounces – was likely minted as a special presentation to an individual whom the king and queen wished to honor. Huntington’s Fifty Excelentes is arguably the most important and valuable European coin in existence, and the largest gold coin from the 15th century that survives today.
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miscellaneous-art:

Of the tens of thousands of coins in the Collection, the cabinet is highlighted by the monumental and unique example of the Fifty Excelentes struck under Ferdinand and Isabella. Created during the period of Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to the New World, the massive gold coin – weighing nearly five ounces – was likely minted as a special presentation to an individual whom the king and queen wished to honor. Huntington’s Fifty Excelentes is arguably the most important and valuable European coin in existence, and the largest gold coin from the 15th century that survives today.

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December 6, 2013

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October 27, 2013
aleyma:

Greek, Silver stater with Hekate, minted in Pherai, Thessaly, c.369-359 BC (source).

aleyma:

Greek, Silver stater with Hekate, minted in Pherai, Thessaly, c.369-359 BC (source).

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August 12, 2013
aleyma:

Roman, Coin with Otacilia Severa on the obverse, and a hippopotamus on the reverse, minted in 248 (source).

aleyma:

Roman, Coin with Otacilia Severa on the obverse, and a hippopotamus on the reverse, minted in 248 (source).

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March 29, 2013
aleyma:

Coin of Giyath al-Din Kay-Khosraw II, made in Turkey in 1244 (source).

aleyma:

Coin of Giyath al-Din Kay-Khosraw II, made in Turkey in 1244 (source).

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February 20, 2013
aleyma:

Greek, Tetradrachm of Ephesos, 387-301 BC (source).

aleyma:

Greek, Tetradrachm of Ephesos, 387-301 BC (source).

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February 3, 2013

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February 2, 2013
dewognatos:

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.

Actually, I think this is one of the Epona figure coins. The “horseman” has breasts, after all. What I would like to know about this coin is… What are those constellation looking symbols?
Also, yay for a date and a location! :)

dewognatos:

fuckyeahvikingsandcelts:

Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.

Actually, I think this is one of the Epona figure coins. The “horseman” has breasts, after all. What I would like to know about this coin is… What are those constellation looking symbols?

Also, yay for a date and a location! :)

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January 17, 2013
aleyma:

Silver drachm with young male heads, made in Istros, Mysia Inferior, c.400-200 BC (source).

aleyma:

Silver drachm with young male heads, made in Istros, Mysia Inferior, c.400-200 BC (source).

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November 30, 2012
theantidote:

Silver Celtic Iceni unit
Britain, 1st century A.D. 
The Iceni were a British tribe inhabiting the area around Norfolk from the 1st century B.C. to approximately the end of the 1st century A.D. They started using coins as a means of payment at around 10 B.C. This particular coin has a stylized horse depicted on it. Other coins would have equally stylized versions of animals. 
Source: The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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theantidote:

Silver Celtic Iceni unit

Britain, 1st century A.D. 

The Iceni were a British tribe inhabiting the area around Norfolk from the 1st century B.C. to approximately the end of the 1st century A.D. They started using coins as a means of payment at around 10 B.C. This particular coin has a stylized horse depicted on it. Other coins would have equally stylized versions of animals. 

Source: The Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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October 6, 2012
crashinglybeautiful:


An unknown world aspires toward reflection.  Words are the oblique mirrors that hold your thoughts.  You gaze into these word-mirrors and catch glimpses of meaning, belonging, and shelter.  Behind their bright surfaces is the dark and the silence.  Words are like the god Janus, they face outward and inward at once.
—John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (Cliff Street Books, 1997).
Thank you, apoetreflects.

crashinglybeautiful:

An unknown world aspires toward reflection.  Words are the oblique mirrors that hold your thoughts.  You gaze into these word-mirrors and catch glimpses of meaning, belonging, and shelter.  Behind their bright surfaces is the dark and the silence.  Words are like the god Janus, they face outward and inward at once.

John O’Donohue, Anam Ċara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (Cliff Street Books, 1997).

Thank you, apoetreflects.

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