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Old 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #51
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Yes, I am still curious about the book.

The date on the "Daredevils" coin is AH 1277 but there is also a
"Regnal year" of 10, which is the tenth year the Ottoman Sultan
was on the job.

These are Moslem lunar years which are shorter than Western years,
about 354 days or 97%.

The coin date would be AH 1277 plus 9 (as 1277 is already year 1),
then converted to an AD date.
AD 1869 = AH 1286 x 0.97 + AD 622 (Base year for Moslem dates).

Some Moslem countries use the Moslem base year and add solar years.

This question will be on the test.

Study wisely.


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Old 02-21-2013, 02:55 PM   #52
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This question will be on the test.
*chuckle*. Thanks for the explanation. I know very little about the Muslim world and it's always nice to learn new things.

Are you a dealer or just a collector?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #53
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I have been into coins since I was a kid, but only as a collector or hobbyist.

I have traded or sold a few items to other collectors and on Ebay over the years.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:31 PM   #54
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Yes, I am still curious about the book.

The date on the "Daredevils" coin is AH 1277 but there is also a
"Regnal year" of 10, which is the tenth year the Ottoman Sultan
was on the job.

These are Moslem lunar years which are shorter than Western years,
about 354 days or 97%.

The coin date would be AH 1277 plus 9 (as 1277 is already year 1),
then converted to an AD date.
AD 1869 = AH 1286 x 0.97 + AD 622 (Base year for Moslem dates).

Some Moslem countries use the Moslem base year and add solar years.

This question will be on the test.

Study wisely.


This is the nifty conversion calculator I used to date the Turkish cartridge case 'trench art' I picked up.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:49 PM   #55
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I got one of my own, same size and date!



Ottoman Egypt 40 Paras AH 1277 Regnal year 10 (AD 1869)
Metal: Bronze
Size: 36mm
Weight: 24.36gm

A real "Indy" item that will go well with my "Temple of Doom" Moidore.

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Old 05-20-2013, 11:45 PM   #56
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I finally got the French coin shown in the "Demons of Deception" poster:



This poster shows a French gold "Rooster" coin attacking a German soldier.


France Gold 20 Francs dated 1912 but struck recently

These coins are still being struck by the French Mint with the old date for sale as gold pieces.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:57 AM   #57
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Congrats on your recent acquisitions, Mr. Boyd. That gold one looks very nice!

Here's another challenge for you, again from the "Greatest Adventures" book. (I actually scanned this last year but forgot to post it). The image on the page is very faint so a version with more contrast has been included.

Could this be a token?

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #58
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Here's another challenge for you, again from the "Greatest Adventures" book. (I actually scanned this last year but forgot to post it). The image on the page is very faint so a version with more contrast has been included.

Could this be a token?


Didn't intend to steal Hopalong's thunder but I was intrigued.

I simply Googled 'church coin' and a short way down the page I saw this:



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5 Mark, Potsdam Garrison Church

http://www.nobeliefs.com/mementoes.htm

It was a commemorative coin issued on the First Anniversary of Nazi rule.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:31 PM   #59
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Didn't intend to steal Hopalong's thunder but I was intrigued.

I simply Googled 'church coin' and a short way down the page I saw this:
Heh, some challenge that turned out to be! It took you less than half an hour to identify.

Looking into this coin a bit more, it was issued in both 1934 and 1935 with two versions of the 1934. One with the writing & svastikas on the church side (as in the photo you found) and one without (as in the Indy book). The version that you posted is the earlier & more rare issue. Because of this, it's seemingly impossible to determine which year Indy's is.

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On an side note:
Being curious to know if I was anywhere near that church when in Potsdam last year, I had a look on Google Maps. Sure enough, I cycled right past the empty lot where the church once stood* (on my way to the Potsdam Film Museum which is just down the street). Even more freaky is that I took a photo of the building right beside the lot because it had some communist era paintings on the wall.

*Apparently, the church caught on fire during a WW2 Allied bombing raid and its ruins were eventually torn down in the late '60s. There are talks of rebuilding it.

Here's where I was to take the snapshot. On the right of my photo is piece of the wall that surrounds the Garrison Church lot:



Just noticed that I was right next to something called, "Vogel Events".
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #60
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Just noticed that I was right next to something called, "Vogel Events".

Hilarious!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #61
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Hilarious!
Unfortunately, that just means "bird events".
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:53 PM   #62
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Wandervogels were German "hippies" of the early 20th century.

The term means something like "wandering birds".

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Unfortunately, that just means "bird events".
Archaeos knows that, trust me. The coincidence is funny, not the meaning.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #64
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Vogel opened a restaurant in Indiana:



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Old 09-06-2013, 01:05 AM   #65
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Vogel's in Indiana?

Reminds me of Von Stalhein's interpretation of the tank scene.




There's a page with several postcards of the restaurant.





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Vogel's Restaurant Inc. 1250 Indianapolis Boulevard, Whiting, Ind. In Business Since 1922. Vogel's Restaurant, Inc. Whiting, Indiana. Famous for Fish, Chicken, Steak and Frog-leg Dinners. Catering to Banquets and Parties, Large or Small. Routes 41, 12 and 20. 14 Miles South from Chicago's Loop. Bus Service to Door. Phone Whiting 1250.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #66
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Vogel's in Indiana?

Reminds me of Von Stalhein's interpretation of the tank scene.

Indeed it does.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #67
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These coins are from the Indiana Jones "Diary 1990", published by Charles Letts & Co. (The image quality isn't great but is the best that I could get from the low-res image that I found.)

They look similar to a Chinese coin that I have. What do you say, WilliamBoyd?

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #68
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These are Chinese copper "cash" coins which were made for centuries in China.

They are found in areas where Chinese people lived, including California.

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The necklace Marion uses for the Headpiece of the Staff of Ra, in Raiders, has what appears to be a "cash" coin as part of the chain. It's most visible when she is first taking the Headpiece out of her shirt. Screen grab, anyone?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:27 AM   #70
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This is the best screenprint I can get of the coin in "Raiders":



The coin does look superficially like a Chinese Cash Coin, but it could be a washer,
or something used to fasten the necklace.

Thanks for spotting it.

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #71
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Wandervogels were German "hippies" of the early 20th century.

The term means something like "wandering birds".

Straight-edge hippies, IIRC.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:23 AM   #72
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While Young Indy was in Europe just after World War I, he may have met the young American
who carried this small coin collection around with him.



Walt Disney's coin collection, now on display at the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.

This small museum has quite a display of Disney-related historical items, and is well worth
a visit by anyone interested in the early days of the Disney empire.

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Prop identification

Not coin related, and I hope I don't get in trouble for posting on such an old thread, but does any one know what the long pen-like object is on the DVD menu introduction screen, the one next to the journal? It intriques me, beacause if it is a pen I find the absence of an ink jar in the image strange, and I'm not aware if they had self-contained pens back then.

Allow me to link to the image below so you can see what I mean

http://www.brianrxm.com/posts/post_i...g_dvdintro.jpg
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:27 AM   #74
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It may be a propelling pencil.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:24 AM   #75
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It is indeed an pencil, not a fountain pen, and it uses refillable or replaceable lead.

Young Indy's pencil is a period-correct hexagonal metal body pencil with classical or classicist barrel ornamentation, for looks as much as for better holding. During the first two decades of the 20th century, ornamentation was very expressive, and the more expensive the pen or pricey the marque was, the more exuberant the styling became.

The pencil has a round cap and does not feature a pendant ring to attach it to a chain or cord. Instead, it already features a clasp, which you can just about make out on the DVD intro image on the left, next to the compass.

Archaeologists preferred metal pencils for fieldwork, especially basic sketching and site mapping. The British Museum as well as the PEF and the Petrie (all in the UK) have a small collection of them in storage.

They are not rare – it's an everyday item – and can be purchased at reasonable antiques prices today. There's a complete Astoria pencil/pen set on eBay right now, with gorgeous florentine ornamentation, which is similar to but a tad more fancy than Young Indy's pencil. It is offered for a rather ambitious price, though. But hey, someone may bite…

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ASTORIA-MON...-/371834089994

Best, Archaeos (back from the dead like this thread)
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