Category Archives: Numismatics

Protected: The Belle on the Bill

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Protected: The Coin in the Fish’s Mouth

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One Piece of Silver

A Tyrian shekel from the James H. Rives Collection of Coins in the Archives of the University of the South.  Silver coins of this type, minted between 125 and 18 BC, were used to pay the Temple tax in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Protected: Penny with Counterstamp

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Protected: Considering Caesar

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Behind the Times in Sewanee

This past Sunday morning, I went up into Breslin Tower here in Sewanee to watch the clock being re-set for Daylight Savings Time. Keith Henley, who has been overseeing the clock for the past two years and seems to know … Continue reading

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Currency & Current Events

“If Greece leaves the euro, the most likely interim currency is the existing euro overprinted with a Greek delta symbol (for ‘drachma’), or possibly with a corner clipped.”  So speculated yesterday’s Independent.  The intentional defacing, or rather “re-facing,” of currency … Continue reading

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