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Old Spanish Gold Coins

old spanish gold coins

    old spanish
  • Old Spanish, or Old Castilian (ISO 639-3 code osp), is an early form of the Spanish language that was spoken on the Iberian Peninsula from the 10th century until roughly the beginning of the 15th century, before a consonantic readjustment gave rise to the evolution of modern Spanish.

  • Invent or devise (a new word or phrase)

  • Make (coins) by stamping metal

  • Make (metal) into coins

  • make up; "coin phrases or words"

  • (coin) mint: form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"

  • (coin) a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

old spanish gold coins - Pirate Dubloons,

Pirate Dubloons, Set of 5 Replica Coins

Pirate Dubloons, Set of 5 Replica Coins

For centuries, pirates sailed the Seven Seas searching for treasure, risking life and limb to catch even a glimpse of gold. Driven by an insatiable appetite for adventure, these maritime marauders roamed the oceans in rickety ships, forever facing the prospect of death at sea or the fate of the gallows if their luck ran dry. Chasing the promise of plunder to the ends of the earth, many pirates spent their lives searching in vain for fortunes that remained just out of reach. With these five gold dubloon replicas, you can claim your treasure without ever having to walk the plank. Minted in radiant MerlinGold,® these distinctively shaped coins replicate the design and detail of the original Spanish currency. Packaged with a detailed header card, each set contains three small and two large coins, five total. Find out more - History of the Spanish Doubloon

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Pirate's Peril, Caribbean Pirates c.1720 -Wood Sculpture

Pirate's Peril, Caribbean Pirates c.1720 -Wood Sculpture

This period scene is dated back to the 1720s -early 18th century. As both historian and artist, I researched piracy and discovered that unlike the motion pictures produced from the '40s to modern times, with "Pirates Of The Caribbean", this lifestyle was sinful and perilous.

As a Society, we glamorize piracy and, to some extent, exploit it. I, on the otherhand, have studied it which compelled me to produce this wooden image to illustrate the blatant disregard men had for women at that time and 'today'. We are bias to its origins, believing that it began in the 16th century when Sir Francis Drake raided Spanish ships and ports; but the fact of the matter is that this practice is as old as biblical times.

I challenged myself to produce this in wood, arranging the figures to capture a moment in time and to arrest the imagination of those who viewed it. Of course this work is no longer in my studio -rather in someone's maritime collection, but it's only fitting to examine the detail and obtain a true visual of the various cultures that came together in the name of the 'brotherhood'. Only in recent times has the motion picture industry showed men of color in naval/nautical themes. Fact is they were always there!

Like public and private gangs of today, pirates were maritime outlaws. Men and women who defied societal ordinances to establish their own code of ethics which ultimately became costly. This sculpture illustrates the sharks attacking the 'sharks' in ill-fated waters.

A Roman Gold Aureus of Galba (68-69 C.E.), of Extraordinary Style for a Spanish Mint

A Roman Gold Aureus of Galba (68-69 C.E.), of Extraordinary Style for a Spanish Mint

Galba, 68 - 69

Aureus, Spanish mint (Tarraco ?) April-December 68, 7.80 g. SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG P M TR P Laureate head r. Rev. S P Q R / OB / C S in oak wreath. RIC 61. BMC 191. C -, cf. 288 (denarius). CBN 32. Vagi 801. Calico 510 (this coin illustrated).

Very rare. An appealing and unusually good Spanish portrait struck in high relief, extremely fine

Ex Triton sale III, 1999, 1017.

With Galba, the numismatist is presented with a variety of portrait styles because he minted in several locations -Spain, Gaul, Rome and briefly in North Africa after the fall of Clodius Macer - each of which had a distinctive local style. (A comparison in the style of this Spanish mint aureus can be made with lot 41, a product of Rome with the same reverse type.) The Spanish mint at which Galba produced his main coinage is thought to be Tarraco, his old capital city. The locals were all too familiar with what Suetonius (Galba 12.1) tells us were Galba's two prominent characteristics: cruelty and greed. As an example, Suetonius reports that when the people of Tarraco gave him a golden crown from the ancient temple of Jupiter described as weighing 15 pounds, Galba demanded of them three more ounces of gold, for upon melting the crown fell short of its advertised weight by precisely that amount.

NAC24, 39

old spanish gold coins

old spanish gold coins

The Old Spanish Trail (Trail Drive)

An extraordinary saga of the trail-blazing cowboys who made their fortune driving cattle from Texas to the great frontier. Hard-riding Texans were braving mountains, desert and Indian war-- for the promise of a golden land called California...

Over one million copies of Ralph Compton's Trail Drive novels in print!

Missouri was closed to Texas cattle. Santa Fe was closed by murder. Now, they had one choice: cross desert mountains and hostile Indian land-- to a place called California...

The only riches Texans had left after the Civil War were five million maverick longhorns and the brains, brawn, and boldness to drive them north to where the money was. Now, Ralph, Compton brings this violent and magnificent time to life in an extraordinary epic series based on the history-blazing trail drives.

For the ranchers riding with Rand Hayes, things had gone from bad to worse. The Santa Fe man who'd contracted five thousand head of cattle was dead-- murdered by renegades. Now the Texans had a herd of longhorns and only one choice: cross two mountain ranges and the Mojave Desert to the gold-fevered market at Los Angeles. A trail blazed by ancient Spaniards, this was a route that would lead through a brutal, wondrous land, where a hostile Ute nation was only one danger the cattle drive faced, and California was a shooting war away...

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