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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • 107-110 A.D. Rome Trajan Æ Sestertius

    107-110 A.D. Rome Trajan Æ Sestertius

    The helpful power of the community Obverse The obverse of the coin shows a portrait of Emperor Trajan. Text around the edge reads in full “IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P”. Although only the first part is visible on my coin, which has also been holed.…

  • Phrygia, Epikteteis, Æ 19, 200-1 BC

    Phrygia, Epikteteis, Æ 19, 200-1 BC

    A captivating coin from an intriguing time Phrygia Recently, we looked at a coin from ancient Lydia, a kingdom in the west of modern-day Turkey, which formed after the fall of the Hittite empire. Lydia later fell to the Greeks, Alexander the Great, the Seleucid’s, Rome and Persians. Phrygia was the empire to the east…

  • 2017 Lithuania 20 Euro Cents

    2017 Lithuania 20 Euro Cents

    A powerful heraldic design on a modern currency Lithuania The Republic of Lithuania is country on the Baltic Sea, which also includes, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Denmark. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania specifically are known as the “Baltic States“. The Kingdom of Lithuania was formed in 1253 when King Mindaugas, son of…