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Knowledge, one coin at a time.

Saint Eligius, pray for us

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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  • 1744 Ireland Farthing

    1744 Ireland Farthing

    My main piece for this article is somewhat worn and well used. But, like so many pieces, it has such a fascinating tale. In particular today, I went exploring the Irish harp. Ireland has long been associated with the harp. “In April 1185, not long after the Norman invasion of Ireland, Prince John arrived in…