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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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  • 2011 India Delhi Metro Token

    2011 India Delhi Metro Token

    A token from one of the largest railway-using countries. This is my entry for Day 9 “I” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!I = India. Indian rail India is the globe’s overwhelming rail usage leader, with over 8 billion passenger trips per year making up more than a trillion kilometres travelled. Japan is a relatively…

  • 1952 Pakistan 1 Pice

    1952 Pakistan 1 Pice

    A coin with a large hole from a turbulent period Obverse The coin is bronze, round and with a hole. In fact, the hole is 9.5mm (3/8 inch). That is fairly large for any coin, but especially so, given the coin is only 21.3mm (0.84 inch) diameter. So 44.6% of the diameter of the coin,…

  • India 1910 1 Anna

    India 1910 1 Anna

    The first modern scalloped coin One of the first 1 Anna coins was this piece. This particular example, minted under King Edward VII, was issued from 1906 – 1910. The overall design, continued to be used up until 1947. This coin has quite a beautiful design, from the striped numeral 1 in the center, to…

  • Kushan Empire Tetradrachm 127-150 AD

    Kushan Empire Tetradrachm 127-150 AD

    A hard to define Indo-European culture The Yuezhi were a loose confederation of Indo-European people who had been living in northwestern China until they were driven west by another group, the Xiongnu, in 176–160 B.C, reaching Bactria (northwest Afghanistan and Tajikistan) around 135 B.C. They had learned to use a form of the Greek alphabet, and struck…