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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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  • 1941 Liberia 2 Cents

    1941 Liberia 2 Cents

    Beautiful African scenes from an altruistically-founded country. This is a bonus entry for Day 12, “L” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!L = Liberia. Liberia The flag of Liberia is similar to the flag of the USA, with just one star in the blue canton. Source: Wikipedia. Slavery, and slavery of Africans, has existed at…

  • 2015 Canada Fox Geocache coin

    2015 Canada Fox Geocache coin

    A colourful “coin” from a hobby I hadn’t heard of This is my entry for Day 3 “C” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!C = Canada. Obverse The only text on this side is the word CANADA below an orange, black and white fox sitting among trees. There are four types of foxes in…

  • 1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    1960 Turkey 5 Kuruş

    A little oak leaf Obverse Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire after WWI, the land was split into a number of countries. The north-western part of the former empire became Turkey. The Ottoman capital Constantinople became the Turkish capital and was renamed Istanbul in 1930. I wrote a little more on the capital in…

  • 1936 Lebanon 5 Piastres

    1936 Lebanon 5 Piastres

    A coin with two ancient symbols History Lebanon has been inhabited since at least 5,000 BC. First by the Phoenicians, then Romans, Byzantines, Caliphates, Crusaders, Ayyubids, Mamluks and Ottomans. Following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, after WWI Lebanon came under the French “Mandate for Syria and Lebanon“. This lasted until the end of WWII…