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Old 17-01-18, 04:38 PM
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Byzantine Class B anonymous follis of Constantinople 1028-41 AD.
Either Romanus 111 or Michael 1V. 29mm, 11.6g.
Christ nimbus, with cruciger pallium and colobium. IC-XC EMMANOVHL.(Jesus Christ, God with us).
Cross on three steps IS-XS/BASILE/BASILE (Jesus Christ, King of Kings).
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Old 23-01-18, 03:07 PM
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Silver unit of the Iceni tribe 25-38 AD. 15mm x 1.02 gms.
OB: Disjointed celtic horse, rosette of pellets above, trefoil of pellets before.
ECE (N) below (Tribal leaders name).
Rev: Opposed cresents surrounded by pellets lines and curves.
Ref Van Arsdell 764-1, 56 examples known.
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Cretaceous period fossil echinoid filled with black cryptocrystaline quartz, around 100 million years old. Beach find from Lolland Island Denmark.
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Old 09-02-18, 09:12 AM
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Byzantine Justin 11 565-578 AD.
Ae pentanumium of Constantinople.
Ob: Large E/b = mark of value 5, 2nd office of the mint.
Rev: Sear monogram type 8.
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One penny Natal stamp, tied with a British Army South Africa Field Post Office stamp dated Dec 20 1899. Just after Black Week.
Together with a halfpenny 1901, one penny 1902 Official overprints.
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Roman merchants bronze tablet 15mm, 3.72 gms.
ING/EN V1 script within roped border, both sides.
Ingenero enumeratio V1 = I produce batch no 6.

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All very nice, like a trip to the museum.
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18th C. vitreous glass intaglio plaque by James Tassie.
Cupid and Psyche, 'The first kiss'.
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Roman bronze ear drop 1st/2nd C.
Snake and rattle associated with the mystery cult of Isis.
Iron ear hoop emerging from mouth of the snake is missing.
(rattle the snake and suffer the consequences).
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Vandals municipal coinage of Carthage 480-533.
Ae 4 Nummi 15.7mm x 1.23 gms Class 11 struck 523-33.
OB: Diademed draped and cuiriased bust left, palm branch before.
RV: Bar over N over 1111 in three lines.
Unusually for this issue a partial legend is visible (unreadable).
Attributed to King Gelimer.
BMS Vandals 12-4.

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Edwardian heraldic postcard by the Scottish Patriotic Association.
An exclusive upper class association who supported universal sufferage and the temperance movement, with a paternalistic view of improving the working classes.
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Roman lead seal.
Hooded figure of the nymph Callisto cradling her bear cub son Arcas in the folds of her garment.
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Chaukidar with his dogs Kailana Hill Station 1933.
The light coloured dogs Pairah cross the dark ones Bully Kutta.
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Roman lead seal.
Priapus the god protector of market gardens. Seen here with radiate crown, holding left arm aloft showing his enlaged genitals.
CUR OBSCENA MIHI PARS SIT SINE VESTE, REQUIRIS?
QUARE, TEGAT NULLUS CUR SUA TELA DEUS.

Why are my private parts without vesture, you demand?
I ask why no God conseals his emblem?

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