The Coins of the Ancient Britons: Supplement

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B. Quaritch, 1890 - Coins, Ancient - 599 pages

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Page 423 - I attempted to apply the principles of "evolution" and "natural selection" to numismatic inquiries; and, when, ten years afterwards, Darwin's great work on the origin of species was published, I found that I had been approaching the study of barbaric art on much the same lines.' Again it was the degeneration of wavy-ledge handles on pottery buried with the dead, from functional elements into mere decorative squiggles, that suggested to Flinders Petrie the possibility of devising a system of Sequence...
Page 557 - The name of this conspicuous work is Kimble Castle. The tradition concerning it, is, that it was the Hold of Cunobeline, or Cymbeline, a British King, and that an action was fought in this neighbourhood between the sons of the British Chieftain and the Roman General, Aulus Plautius, in which one of the British Princes named Togodumnus, was slain. The facts that the ancient name of Kimble is Cynebel, or Cunobel — that there are funeral Barrows near the spot — and that history attests that such...
Page 593 - SI-OS in two lines in a sort of compartment across a 'wreath of rectangular leaves running in opposite directions from the centre of the coin...
Page 523 - CALLEV. across the field ; above, a six-pointed star ; the whole surrounded by a beaded circle. Rev. — EPPI. above a horse galloping to the right.
Page 548 - Obv. — Convex. VERL in front of a bearded head to the right. Rev. — Concave. VIIR above an exergual line and below a hippocampus to the left ; in front, a star of pellets ; above a decorated ring ornament between two trefoils.
Page 546 - ... burns, the oil falls into the pot below. It is therefore an empyreumatic oil, and is fit only for the lamp of the poor. The seed here is never eaten. Plants used for rearing Insects. — In the division towards the north-west is reared a little ricinus for feeding the worm, that spins a coarse silk. I have nothing to add to what I have already said concerning this subject. In the ruins of the suburbs of Gaur, about 1000 Jujub trees (Bayer) are employed to rear the lac insect. I have not given...
Page 426 - I am doubtful whether I have not been somewhat too exclusive in regarding the Macedonian stater as the sole progenitor of the race of British gold coins. On some of the Gaulish gold pieces we find traces of a derivation from coins of other countries than Macedonia.
Page 568 - HEX ; horseman charging to the right, holding in his right hand a short dart ; bchind the horse a lilnnsshaped object, and beneath this an open crescent reversed. The whole within a beaded circle.
Page 452 - ... left; above, a rosette; below, a raised ornamented plate ; in front, a plate joined to the horse by a bar. From Selsea; very similar to the last. The horse is, however, reversed in position. PLATE III.— FIG. 11. Evans PL E., fig. 8. N weight 20 grains. OBV. — Plain ; the central portion convex. REV. — Horse to the left, with a ring ornament on his shoulder ; above, two sides of a rectangle formed by beaded lines and two ring ornaments ; below, a trellised compartment. From the find in Ashdown...

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