An Essay on the Means of Distinguishing Antique, from Counterfeit, Coins and Medals

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S. Hodgson, 1819 - Coins, Ancient - 94 pages
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Page 6 - The medal, faithful to its charge of fame, Through climes and ages bears each form and name : In one short view, subjected to our eye, Gods, emperors, heroes, sages, beauties, lie.
Page 83 - Brutus, with the cap of liberty and two daggers, is the chief instance of a consular coin of which a counterfeit Is known. But it is easily rejected by this mark : in the true coin the cap of liberty is below the guard or hilt of the daggers ; in the false, the top of it rises atmve that hilt.
Page 6 - L' etude de l'antiquité est une de celles qui font le plus d'honneur à l'esprit humain...

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