New pickups 2/17

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by stldanceartist, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Had a productive trip to the flea market today.

    Along with a huge pile of silver Canadian quarters, a 1981 Austria proof set and 1971 Cyprus UNC set, some attractive (but inexpensive) early UNC Vatican City non-silver, and a lucky pickup of a 90% Israeli silver medal commemorating 10 years of state independence/existence - which I'm still imaging), these are the highlights of the day:

    1837 "To Hanover" Token

    (much better condition than the last one I came across,
    so I think this one goes into the keeper pile)

    1837 To Hanover Token.jpg


    Germany - Kaiser Wilhelm I Porta Westfalica Aluminum Medal, 1896
    (Can't find a similar one online; did find a website - in German - that explains the history behind the Oct 18, 1896 date and monument, but no info on the medal. If anyone is familiar with this, I'd love to learn more about it.)

    Porta Westfalica Medal.jpg


    Sterling Silver "Tetragrammaton" Pendant
    (Obverse w/pentagram, Reverse w/Star of David; I believe it's a Wicca/pagan set of symbols. Can't find an exact match online and if anyone has any info on this specific version, I'd love to hear it.)

    Sterling Pendant.jpg

    Meyers Bros Parking System 30 Cent Good Luck Token
    (I'll be honest...I have no other info on this one. Not marked silver.)

    Good Luck Token.jpg

    And, last, but certainly not least:

    Canada - 1973 1 Dollar

    (Yet another gorgeous toner to add to my collection!)

    Canada - 1973 1 Dollar.jpg
     
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  3. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    That tetragrammaton medal is really cool, can't say I've seen anything like that before (especially in sterling silver)
     
  4. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Just a thought: I wonder if the symbols on the reverse are astrological signs...
     
  5. stldanceartist

    stldanceartist Minister of Silly Walks Supporter

    Yep. Confirmed. Starting from noon and going clockwise:

    Aquarius
    Uranus
    Capricorn
    Saturn
    Sagittarius
    Jupiter
    Scorpio
    Mars
    Libra
    Venus
    Virgo
    Mercury
    Leo
    Sun
    Cancer
    Moon
    Gemini
    ?
    Taurus
    ? (maybe female?)
    Aries
    ? (maybe male?)
    Pisces
    Neptune

    Center symbol of snake eating its own tail is the symbol for the Egyptian god Ouroboros, an emblem for introspection, cyclicality/rebirth, wholeness or infinity.
     
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