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COIN:  Ancient-Looking Greek Coin.  Silver Plated.  Greece.

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Here is a replica coin from his era .… Continue reading

COIN:  Minted and Circulated Greek 100 & 50 Drachmas (GRD).  Alexander the Great & Homer Images. 

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    Alexander the Great:  I’ve spent almost a year now researching him, his family, his enemies (who turned allies), his horse, his motivations, his mental state, his death, his art, his monuments and homes… and a lot more.   Complex, intriguing, fascinating . . . with many “no… Continue reading

Dokra Peacock Jewelry / Coin Box Container, West Bengal India

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Detail:  This Dokra or Dhokra piece is from the metal smiths of West Bengal who are experts in the use of the “lost wax process” or non-ferrous metal casting.  I believe pewter plating was used.  Circa mid- to late-1900’s.  It is in very good condition and… Continue reading

Carved Cobra Coin Trinket Box or Container, Southeast Asia

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  A rare item.  Could be carved from clay or soft stone.  Purchased from a Seattle private collector who claims it was carved in Thailand in the late 1940s.   That makes some sense since many Thailand villagers call cobras, “angel snakes” and believe them to manifestations… Continue reading
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