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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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Thanks for the picture of Hms Albermarle.I have just got two cap tallies from this very ship.
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