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Old 17-04-16, 08:40 AM
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Mesopotamian bronze pan scale weight of zoomorphic shape in the form of a frogs head. W 17mm x L 18mm x H 11.5mm, weight 12.2gms equals 1.5 shekels Babalonian standard at the time of Nebuchadnezzar 11 605-562 BC. Incised file marks to the base possibly for weight adjustment.

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Old 17-04-16, 09:20 PM
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That must be the oldest thing shown on the Forum by quite a margin.

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Old 18-04-16, 07:31 AM
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That must be the oldest thing shown on the Forum by quite a margin.

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Hi Thomas, I do have one item that is older! Im just posting a selection of random pieces I have acquired over the years. Something to look at while you wait for that badge to come along. Cant post at the moment as Photobucket is down.
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Old 18-04-16, 05:00 PM
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Mauritius 1893 one cent overprint on two cent violet. Unmounted mint block of 30 stamps all perforations intact all with original gum.
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Old 18-04-16, 09:37 PM
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Hi Thomas, I do have one item that is older! Im just posting a selection of random pieces I have acquired over the years. Something to look at while you wait for that badge to come along. Cant post at the moment as Photobucket is down.
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Ah, but you haven't shown it yet...

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Old 19-04-16, 07:26 AM
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Thomas, I will post it when photographed. Just choosing one from each catagory at the moment.


From the RN ships postcards.
H.M.S. Albemarle Duncan Class Battleship.
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Old 20-04-16, 06:24 AM
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From my coins collection.
Pontius Pilate as Procurator of Judea.
Bronze Prutah Caeseria mint 29/30 AD. With desert patina, weight 2.56 gms max diameter 15.8 mm. Obverse TIBEPIOY KAICPOC around a Litus (Augers wand). Pilates portrayal of a Roman priestly impliment designed to antagonise the Jews. Reverse LIZ within a wreath. Regnal year code 16 or 17 equates to 29/30 AD.
Ref Hendin 1342a.

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Old 21-04-16, 07:52 AM
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Scarce card issued by the Wholesale Tobacco Co 1902.
Armies of the World.

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Crests from the British Raj.
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Old 23-04-16, 08:33 AM
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Thomas, this is my oldest man made item.
Proto coinage Western Zhou Civilisation 1046-770 BC.
Imitation cowrie shell made of deer bone 15mm x 25mm W 2.4 gms.
The farther away from the Indian Ocean the cruder the material, real shell; glazed ceramic; terracotta; clay; wood; bone.
The Levantine word for cowrie was porcolano, the Chinese efforts to copy the texture of the shell eventually led to porcelain manufacture.
Even today the Chinese character for cowrie and money are the same.


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Old 24-04-16, 06:41 AM
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Roman lead bulla/seal 1st/3rd C. Max size 18mm W 10.3gms.
Confronted busts of male & female with child between inscribed above DOMM meaning lord of the household.
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Matches do not produce a flame but fizz like a slow burning fuse.
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F & J Smith, unnumbered card from 1905.
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Another photo taken by my father Haifa 1940, written on the reverse
Bab Shrine beggars Sinai Bedu.
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Old 29-04-16, 09:08 AM
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Antoninvs Augustus 138-161 A.D.
AE 22.
Mint, Conventus of Ephesus, Ionia, Asia Minor.
22 x 22.3 x 2.2mm W: 8.34g. Die axis 200 degrees.
Obverse; T AIAIOC KAIC-ETHACION, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rated rare one of only four known examples.
Reverse; ATHNA APHA ETHACION, Athena advancing right, holding a Harpa with her right hand, a shield and spear with her left.
Ref RPC 1V 9714.
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