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  1. Luckily it is not, it would not last very long in my house as I love cheese, especially with a baguette and red wine!
  2. Thanks guys, I was glad to find the pics online of the one with the nail still in place as though we all know about coins etc nailed to beams etc used as goodluck house tokens it is nice to see one with the its original nail. It is not every day I find a token with a large jagged hole in the middle and happily buy it!
  3. Sorry Ivan, only just seen your post as I have been very busy. I do not have time to read them at the moment but will download them to read sometime later. Good luck with your books.
  4. "Always the innovator, Hunter applied his scientific conclusions to concepts of wound healing, transplantation, heart disease, orthopedics and pathology. As he conducted his research, Hunter compiled specimens and notes into one of his greatest contributions to medicine: the Hunterian Museum" 95x75x30mm cast resin.
  5. Henry Kettle in 1801, 1803 and possibly 1805 struck imitation gold eagles as card tokens for the US market. I have wanted an example for quite sometime for my Kettle collection, unfortunately these are rather expensive due to the large number of US collectors, this example was more reasonably priced due to the large hole in the middle. Fauver. U.S. Gold 1803-4kpa (E) 25mm R. 7 I have no problem with the hole as the hole matches the nails in use in the early 1800's. If it had been holed to indicate it was not a genuine coin(cancelled) it would not have been necessary to drive the nail hard enough to sink the nail head into the token. I believe it was, as the following describes, used as a good luck token. As such I find the hole, though it defaces the token, adds to its history. In the USA during the early 1800's coins were nailed to the rafters of new houses to bring good luck to the inhabitants. These are found with the characteristic square nail holes through them and have been nicknamed "rafter cents". Also coins were nailed inside door frames or to basement beams etc. Here is a picture of one, with the nail still in place.
  6. Apparently many States issued up to 4 Official Medallions, using a different image for each year 1973-1976, these images were more to do with the individual States' history than the Revolutionary War & Independence. California used an image of a prospector panning for gold etc. http://www.terapeak.com/worth/1975-official-ohio-american-revolution-chillicothe-first-capitol-medallion/371691442484/ The booklet holder the medallions were in stated how the funds raised from the sales would be used. They were produced by the Lincoln Mint. Newspaper article below. American Revolution Bicentennial Medallion highlights the state's earliest history, when Indians and fur-traders met along the waterways in pre-revolutionary commerce. As designed by James Edward Gillette, Jr., of Pontiac. the medallion will be on sale throughout the state. The reverse of the medallion highlights the logotype of the Michigan American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. Brickley Unveils State Medallion LANSING, Mich. -- Lt. Gov. James H. Briekley. chairman of the Michigan American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, recently unveiled the official Michigan Bicentennial Medallion and presented scholarship awards totaling §2.500 to three Michigan teenagers who led a statewide contest to design the medallion. In ceremonies in his office. Lt. Gov. Brickley received the sterling silver medallion numbered 76, for his role as head of the Bicentennial Commission. Executive Director Howard F. Lancour made the presentation. Lt. Guv. Brickley, in turn, presented scholarship checks to the three teenagers whose medallion designs look first, second and third places in a contest sponsored last spring by the Lincoln Mint, of Chicago, which is producing the medallions in sterling silver and bronze for sale, as a public set The students, who were on hand with their parents to receive the awards, are: -- James Edward Gillette. Jr., of Pontiac, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gillette, Sr., a freshman at Oakland University, who received a $1.500 scholarship provided by the Lincoln Mint, of Chicago, which will produce the Official 1974 Medallion from his design as part of the Michigan observance of the nation's 200th birthday- anniversary. -- Tena Salmons, of Royal Oak. a 10th grader at Kimball High School, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Salmons, who received a $750 scholarship for winning second place: and -- Dave W. Kreger, of Owosso. a senior at Owosso High School, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kreger, who received a S250 scholarship for his third place design. Gillette's design envisions an Indian and a frontier fur trapper as symbolizing Michigan's 18th century leadership in the fur trade and provides the theme to be depicted on this year's medallion. The reverse of the medallion pictures the Michigan Bicentennial logo, that of the number 76 and the world, with the words "Official Michigan Medallion. United States Bicentennial, 1776-1976."
  7. I believe it is struck from worn dies http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=255508 http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=249540
  8. I believe it is struck from worn dies http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=255508 http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=249540
  9. I have always like the angled view of the face on this medal, which allows for high relief and a more natural look as compared to side or frontal view. Well thanks to http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de/index.html?c=suchen&l=de I have managed to find 2 of the Fugger family portraits with 2 brothers approximately the same age as Ludwig and contemporary to him. These paintings match, in style of beard, ruff and angle of the face, the medal. Just a few years before and a few years after this time the Fugger family paintings are so different. Ludwig's medal might have been copied from a painting.
  10. Unfortunately it is a pewter replica of a coin minted at Coppergate in Viking Age York. 23.5mm. http://www.jorvikshop.com/product_info.php?pid=88 "The legend, obverse; +EÐELSTAN REX TO BRI; Small cross pattée in border. reverse; SCIPE / TR IMO; legend divided by sword right, inverted triangle below, is abbreviated Latin, for Sancti Petrus Moneta, St Peter's Money. A Viking era silver penny from the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England. Apparently the original was struck in the name of the Anglo-Saxon king Æthelstan (924-39), grandson of Alfred the Great. It is a mule. Obverse is from a penny of the Saxon king, Æthelstan, while the reverse is a "St Peters Penny" with the Sword of Peter, Thor's Hammer, and the legend "SCI PETRI MO" struck circa 919-925 AD by the Viking colonists in York. Rogers # 1345"
  11. RUST or RŒST is the name of the area in Antwerp where the head office is situated. They both mean rust, Belgium has Dutch & French as official languages, but there is a number of Dutch dialects, Brabantian, West Flemish, East Flemish, and Limburgish are the main ones and I believe that both the spellings are Dutch
  12. Purchased this via eBay. The seller only knew what the medal itself conveyed. Took some effort but I have discovered quite a lot more. G. & C. Kreglinger. Bronze, 63x51mm. By R.V. Baetes, Obv. Mural crown over inverted shield, which shows a sailing ship off Antwerp, * RUST * - * RŒST *, St. George and the Dragon below. Rev. Laurel-rose wreath encloses shield with monogram GCK, around EN RECONNAISSANCE ARTHUR DUCKETT 1797(The founding date of G. & C. Kreglinger. Link for Kreglinger history http://www.kreglinger.com/about-us/history Who was Arthur Duckett? The Times(London England) April 9 1920, page 48 "The London, Bradford, and Liverpool branches under the style of Kreglinger and Fernau are well known in Wool, Hides and Shipping circles, in the United Kingdom, as well as in the financial milieu" Editted & Abbreviated from that Times article. Almost all of the 82 members of the firm G & C Kreglinger, who joined up, did so without having been called up by conscription. The roll of honour bears the names of eleven who fell in the great cause : Belgians. French, British, and Australians. In addition, five members of the staff lost sons in the War. Antwerp, Belgium, Kreglinger House, 14 July 2007, there was unveiled a plaque in honour of Kreglinger employees who served in the armed forces during the First World War. Under Bradford, fourth name, Arthur Duckett, there are 82 names on the plaque, so 71 survived the War. 1922 newspaper report of a comment by Albert Kreglinger while he was in New Zealand. ."As a matter of fact it has been quicker to ship Australian wool to Bradford, via Antwerp, than via London, on account of there being less congestion in Antwerp, and exceptionally quick sea transit" So Arthur Duckett of Bradford, worked for Kreglinger. RAF/RFC service #298451. In 1918 the Royal Flying Corp and the Royal Navy Air Service were merged into the Royal Air Force. Born Thorton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Date of Birth: 27/01/1892 –? Date of death not known.
  13. You are most welcome Bob, hope you are successful. Thanks Pat, I've seen similar but I'm sure they were Krauwinkel. It's not mine yet, but I'm hoping. Some examples from the "finds.org.uk" site. Two varieties, Mitchener Schultes III #s 1416 and 1417, "Late post-medieval cu-alloy Nuremberg jetton of the 'turbaned bust' type of Hans Schulte III dating from c. AD1608-1612. The inscription on the obverse is: HANS SCHULTE ZV NVRNB and on the reverse: GLICK KVMPT VON G[O]T IST WAR. Initial mark: rose. Mitchener 1416 -1417 (difference is 1.17 for first or 1.55 for second number" https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/440643 https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/593316 https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/556634 https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/97767
  14. I have seen a few over the years, mostly very worn, yours is the best I have seen. http://numismatics.org/collection/1932.98.132 There are more than one type, I do not have Mitchiner.
  15. Pius IX 1869 Sacerdotal Medals http://www.vaticancoins.com/medal/1607/Pius_IX_1869_Sacerdotal_Medal_61mm/ http://www.deamoneta.com/auctions/view/81/604
  16. Entry into the priesthood is one of the most pivitol and sacred events in a catholic cleric's life, in fact without it he would never have become Pius IX The medal in the case was issued in the same year, 1869, and the Jubilee was a huge occasion, so it is not really that surprising that they might have offered it in a case commemorating the event. I did find one gold medallion purchased as a gift for the Pope on his Sarcedotal Jubilee in 1869, it had been made earlier, and this is a gilt example of it. If by chance I am right re the initials on the case, they representing English words might suggest the case you have could have been made by Messrs Hunt & Roskell. "PIUS IX.'S SACERDOTAL JUBILEE. It was on April 11th, 1869, that Pius IX. celebrated his Sacerdotal Jubilee. Rome was then under the temporal dominion of the Sovereign Pontiff, so that the whole city was free at that time to wear a festive aspect and all who then had the good fortune to be there, can recall how Rome and the Romans, and with them visitors from all parts, rejoiced. Every train, every vehicle that entered Rome, every steamer that came to Civita Vecchia, brought in pilgrims from many and far-off lands. The Pope's Mass was the event of the Jubilee. It took place at 7.30 a.m. in St. Peter's, and never perhaps was the great church so crowded. "Those who looked on the Pope as the Holy Sacrifice proceeded," so wrote our Rome correspondent at the time, "can never forget his look of superhuman joy and peace. It was such as to kindle a spirit of devotion in all present, even the most careless sightseers, and to hush the whole concourse into a silence and recollection, I never before witnessed at a public ceremony at St. Peter's." OFFERINGS AND DEPUTATIONS TO PIUS IX. In the afternoon, the seven military bands of the Papal Army, aided by solo voices, performed Gounod's grand Jubilee Hymn, Evviva Pio Nono, while Pius IX. received various deputations from his own States, of whom many came bearing gifts. One poor man brought a ham,some brought wine, silk, olive oil, and so forth. The Papal Zouaves subscribed 15,coc francs as an offering from the "Pope's mercenaries," as the press used to call them. It was estimated that the total value of the gifts presented to Pius IX. exceeded in one week, 20,000,000 francs. On the day of the Jubilee, over 300 telegrams were received from royal and distinguished personages. GIFTS FROM ENGLAND. A body of English la) men brought to the Pope an address from the laity of England, and with it their offerings, the result of the "People's jubilee Commemoration Fund." The priests of England and Scotland subscribed 4.670 for the purpose of presenting an address and medallion to the Holy Father. The medallion, the work of Antoine Vechte, was the largest one ever struck in gold, and represented, in the lines of highest art, the doctrine and Papal definition of the Immaculate Conception. It is interesting to note that Queen Victoria sent her congratulations to Pius IX. through Mr., afterwards Lord Odo Russell, the English agent in Rome at that time. ADDRESSES BY PIUS IX. Among the addresses delivered by Pius IX. on receiving deputations on occasion of his first Jubilee was one to some five thousand pilgrims from all parts of the world ; one to the youths of Italy who had come to lay their filial homage at his feet ; another to the Catholics of Lyons ; and one to the foreign ladies who presented a painting of the Battle of Mentana. In, reply to an address from the clergy of England and Scotland read by Mgr. Weathers, then Cameriere Segreto to his Holiness and Theologian to the Council, the Pope said : "I love to speak of England, where such wonderful graces are being bestowed by God ; where such progress in religion is being made ; and the more I think of it the more miraculous it appears to me. God's ways are inscrutable. He alone knows when the moment of ultimate conversion will come. In the meantime we must cultivate in a most special manner the spirit of unity, for there lies our strength . . . . I have noticed that Protestants are always appealing to the primitive Church, but when I turn to the early ages of her history what do I see? Unity, and all the more remarkable because existing in a state of society so different from the present. The Apostles were all of one accord, and one mind, and after their time, through persecution and poverty, the Church maintained the unity she had received from them Our strength in the difficulties we have to encounter lies in perfect union." The Holy Father spoke in French, and ended his speech by giving his Apostolic Benediction"
  17. It was a Holy Week of celebrations, it was combined with the Holy Week of Easter.
  18. 1869; on the 11th of April fell the fiftieth anniversary of Giovanni Mastai's(Pius IX) elevation to the priesthood— his first “golden jubilee" Kings, Emperors and innumerable institutions and people lavished praise and gifts on him, both catholic and non-catholic alike. J. Y. W. L. might be for Jubilee Year W? 50(latin L =50), any ideas on W? EDIT, I know that the Popes, when celebrating a significant event, have a Holy Week, so could it be it was declared a week of celebrations? Book on Google Play "Theodore Wibaux: Pontifical Zouave and Jesuit" 1877. Making it an abbreviation for " Jubilee Year Week. 50th " for his golden anniversary of his first mass?
  19. I tried to find an abbreviation originally with no luck, so switched to words. You are of course correct but I was watching the attempted coup and it was pretty late, I am doubtful myself.
  20. This is the script used So it is I orJYWL. The W being double U's From Skattegraveren: et tidsskrift udgivet af "Dansk samfund til indsamling af folkeminder.", Volume 6, free ebook. JYWL is old style Danish for Christmas, the modern spelling is JUL, similar to Yule.
  21. I personally use PhotoBucket, one of the free sites, it is easy to upload images to your account on the site. Then you select "share" and copy the "Direct" which gives an http address. On this site you select the "image" button above(looks like a small square picture) just below the smiley face, then just paste the http address into the URL space. Do not hesitate to ask if you need more help with this, someone will always help.
  22. I believe that they are probably later Arabic coins, using the iconography of the Sasanian period(both have the Fire Altar and attendants), after the Islamic conquest. But it is not my area, you might be better to post these on the "World of coins" forum. http://www.worldofcoins.eu/
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