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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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  • 1901 Guatemala 1/4 Real

    1901 Guatemala 1/4 Real

    A little coin with a sharp image Obverse Guatemala is located in Central America. Bordered to the north and west by Mexico, north-east by Belize and the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea), then, Honduras, and El Salvador south-east and the Pacific ocean to the south. Guatemala is crossed by a large chain of volcanoes. Between…

  • Roman Republic Aes Grave (Janus & Ship’s prow)

    Roman Republic Aes Grave (Janus & Ship’s prow)

    Like many Roman pieces today, (or at least the ones I can afford), here is a coin which looks a bit rough, but has a lot of history. It is a later example of one of the earliest types of Roman coins. It even has a connection to Pompeii. Although not great seafarers, Rome did…