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Coin of Note is a personal project to share #numismatic information & images of #coin or #exonumia (#tokens, #medals, #medallions) I enjoy. I love to learn about history & try to include interesting info. I hope you enjoy it! Always up for a numismatic chat :)

Participant in #SaturdayNightCoinShow, #MondayMedal, #TokenTuesday

I try to remember to use hashtags like #coins, #numismatics, #numismatist (someone who studies coins).

Saint Eligius, Pray for us.

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I must admit, it has been a slow week posting on the site. The Eclipse piece I just posted, and the Mystery Coin answer, which was a 115-113 B.C. Wu Zhu: https://coinofnote.com/115-113-b-c-china-wu-zhu/

The Han Dynasty was an amazing time, and it is incredible to think this design was produced for 736 years, the longest running coin in history.

@numismatics @histodons

Blank coin, round with a square hole and central and outer rim
Two Chinese ideograms read right to left. Script: Chinese Lettering: 銖五 Translation: Wu Zhu 5 Zhu

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The 4th of May is the feast day of Saint Florian, Patron Saint of . Celebrated as International Firefighters Day, we remember and honour fallen firefighters. Let's also explore the of firefighting in , and look at who St. was: https://coinofnote.com/st-florian-medallion/

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CoinOfNote, to philosophy
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Ok reflecting back on the . I loved it! It was a good challenge both choosing countries / coins & getting it all written. My first thought was to make the posts shorter.... but they didn't end up any shorter, which I take as my own inability to compromise on information - & how fascinating everything is! One I learnt a lot writing was the Roman Denarius Fouree: https://coinofnote.com/19-b-c-rome-augustus-denarius-fouree/
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Shield inscribed with S P Q R /C LV in two lines, in oak-wreath. Script: Latin Lettering: OB CIVIS SERVATOS S P Q R CL V Translation: Ob Civis Servatos. Senatus Popuusque Romanus. Clipeus Votivus. For saving the citizens. The senate and the Roman people. Votive shield.

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Part 2 of my reflection. I love the personal connection you find with & the community. I wrote most of the posts in the weeks prior to the . This was fortuitous as my mother passed away early in April. But those connections made it a joy to re-read each post & share it. Today's is from day "D", , & a park open when my ancesters lived there: https://coinofnote.com/25-ore-token-denmark-dyrehavsbakken/


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DYREHAVSBAKKEN (Entrance gate with hole) 25
Pjerrot, the resident clown of the park. Read his story at liebhaverboligen.dk

CoinOfNote, to random
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Apologies for many posts today - I was excited after the :) In any case, I also discovered another server I could log into & search for hashtags like & & see a whole bunch of posts I never saw before. I really wish the Fediverse had a simple way of seeing EVERYTHING posted anywhere on Mastodon with a particular hashtag!
(@FediTips do you know, will me sharing posts help me see future posts from those servers, or do I actually have to follow those accounts?)

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@FediTips Interestingly, some of those posts were on Mastodon.social, and I follow people on that server - so why wasn't I already seeing posts tagged with say from accounts on that server when I DO already follow people on that server?

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@tkinias All true, but it does make hashtags a lot less useful. This is exactly why people stay on Twitter - at least you know if you search the hashtag there (even though you can't follow it like here), you'll see EVERYTHING people post on that hashtag. There has to be a middle ground somewhere...

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@tkinias I should also say, thank you for that clarification! I had previously thought that if someone on my server followed a user on XYZ server, then my server would now know about XYZ server and return things from there in searches etc. I must admit, I can't understand why things like that are so deliberately crippled on mastodon (in the architecture overall, not a specific server problem)

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@tkinias I do think it could be much more efficient without to much extra burden on servers - but I realized how I can make it work better for me: Follow all the accounts I find who might post numismatic content, eg all those I boosted yesterday, Use a list to show just a few of you I want to follow and the hashtags I follow. Then just double check that wider search (on all the other servers I can access) every now and then to see if there's anyone I'm missing. I think that should work well

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We're up to "Z" and the last post for 2024! Following a comment suggesting it on an earlier coin (please do leave comments, they are greatly appreciated!) - today we visit . Home to microliths (what are they?), the Sultan of (at various times), and the really nice 1 Pysa coin I have for you today: https://coinofnote.com/1882-zanzibar-1-pysa/

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Scales with date inbetween Script: Arabic Lettering: ١٢٩٩ Translation: 1299 Engraver: Léopold Wiener
Image of a beach in Zanzibar, from OnSafari.com

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There are a few of us wriring in the / , but we're not all seeing everyone. Can I get boosts please to help find others?
Please reply if you're not listed! I've seen posts from:

@CoinOfNote (ME! Coins and tokens)

@TarkabarkaHolgy (Romance tropes)

@timsbrannan (Dungeons & Dragons)

@dvmheather (authors you should read)

@mattp (Tech & other)

@nedhamson1 (Africa)

@AimeeHill (Maybe?)

@PamPortlandWriter

@trivvieliz (The UK)

Please let me know any others!

CoinOfNote, to history
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Another full week of seven coins to share for this week - well 4 , 2 and a , S-X from the :

  • 1818 Spain 8 Maravedis
  • 1988 Turkey İ.E.T.T. Tünel token
  • 1986 Ukraine Chernobyl Liquidator’s medal
  • 1978 Vatican 500 Lire Sede Vacante September
  • 1976 Western African States 10 Francs CFA
  • United Fruit Co Tally & bonus 1974 Xaymaca / Jamaica Proof Cent

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CoinOfNote, to australia
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ANZAC day, the 25th April, is one of the most solemn days in , commemorating the first great battle Australia took part in as a nation - the storming of the beach in what is now known as "ANZAC Cove", Türkiye on April 25, 1915 as part of . stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the name for the joint force of the two young nations, forever joined in solidarity and mateship.

Lest, we forget.

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Medallion featuring an army bugler playing "The Last Post" with "THE ANZACS" above and "APRIL 25, 1915" below.

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@Ooze @histodons @numismatics indeed, although the descendents of all WW1 soldiers, from all sides, could all "why?". What we really remember, is the bravery of those from New Zealand and Australia, who stepped up for the ideal of country (and yes, empire) and perhaps even more because it wasn't directly self defence of their country being invaded. Many would fight if their country was invaded. Fewer would fight for ideals (misguided or not)

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@Ooze @histodons @numismatics indeed, the Gallipoli campaign, as an allied military campaign was a disaster and all the sadder for that. That itself SHOULD be enough lesson to not glorify war (it isn't, we know that)
We also need to not repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam war. The way those soldiers were treated when they returned was appalling, because people were against that war. Soldiers generally join for altruistic reasons, but then get sent where the govt decree

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@Ooze @histodons @numismatics I don't think anyone signs up believing they will be asked to do anything which is against their morals - whether they are signing up to fight in a specific, current conflict or not. In any case, If you're against a particular conflict, argue or protest it with the government of the day. They are the ones who decide where the military are deployed, not individual soldiers. Just as if you don't like Coles policies, argue it with management, not the checkout staff

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@Ooze @histodons @numismatics This perhaps illustrates your point better than I could: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2024/apr/24/on-anzac-day-youll-hear-stories-of-courage-and-mateship-its-a-way-to-rationalise-war On Anzac Day you’ll hear stories of courage and mateship. It’s a way to rationalise war - Paul Daley

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As per the boost of @phistorians's post, today is the traditional date celebrated as the founding of Rome by Remus and Romulus, raised by a she-wolf and pictured on this coin issued by Constantine I (the Great) in 333-334 A.D. (Roma on obverse). Minted in Treveri (Germany), if I'd thought of the date when planning this weekend's posts I probably would have written it up for today.

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She-wolf, standing left, suckling twins; above, two stars. Script: Latin Lettering: ** TRS

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On April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II was born.

Eight years later, on April 21, 1934, the Daily Mail newspaper printed a photograph purportedly of the Loch Ness Monster. The photograph was later revealed as a hoax, but still a fascinating creature.

How to tie these completely unrelated events together numismatically? Here is a 20c coin from , 2020, featuring Queen Elizabeth II and another unusual (but real) creature, the Platypus on the obverse.

@histodons

Platypus swimming with denomination superimposed Script: Latin Lettering: 20 SD Designer: Stuart Devlin

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We haven't yet had anyone guess this week's , it must be a tricky one! It's a worn, but nicely decorative piece, but from where?

Let us know! And don't forget to subscribe to the Coin of Note Newsletter, as it's due out this week with the answer: https://coinofnote.com/newsletter

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CoinOfNote,
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@IainMac9 @alexf24 @histodons Not so far from today's piece, and the order of the A to Z Challenge means you can guess when I need to write my newsletter this week!

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@tkinias @tlariv @alexf24 @numismatics @histodons It is copper, just well lot to make the most of the details present on my well worn example

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@tkinias @tlariv @alexf24 @numismatics @histodons sorry! I didn't mean to be deliberately confusing :)

CoinOfNote,
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@tkinias @tlariv @alexf24 @numismatics @histodons definitely, like the blue and gold dress illusion a couple years ago. I try to bring it the details in coins but sometimes it affects the color. The 1949 Portugal 20 Centavos is another one which looks a bit silver in my pic although that one is bronze. I'll try to keep the colors more natural!

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