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Dated to the year of Christ's crucifixion. The '30 pieces of silver'. Tyrian silver was renowned for its purity which is why, despite the pagan imagery, Tyrian shekels and half shekels were used as the primary coins in Jewish Temple transactions (Matt 17:24-27). A didrachm was valued at two days work for an unskilled labourer. Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Dated to the year of Christ's crucifixion. The '30 pieces of silver'. Tyrian silver was renowned for its purity which is why, despite the pagan imagery, Tyrian shekels and half shekels were used as the primary coins in Jewish Temple transactions (Matt 17:24-27). A didrachm was valued at two days work for an unskilled labourer. Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Dated to the year of Christ's crucifixion. The '30 pieces of silver'. Tyrian silver was renowned for its purity which is why, despite the pagan imagery, Tyrian shekels and half shekels were used as the primary coins in Jewish Temple transactions (Matt 17:24-27). A didrachm was valued at two days work for an unskilled labourer.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Awestruck specializes in reproducing museum quality, hand struck ancient coins and jewellery!

Last of the Saxon kings, Harold lasted only 9 months on the throne.  Having no heirs, Edward the Confessor, King of England, had promised William I ("The Conqueror") the throne. However, Harold, a rival of William had illegitimately seized the crown upon Edward's death. William's revenge began at the Battle of Hastings in AD 1066, avenging his rightful place as king.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Last of the Saxon kings, Harold lasted only 9 months on the throne. Having no heirs, Edward the Confessor, King of England, had promised William I ("The Conqueror") the throne. However, Harold, a rival of William had illegitimately seized the crown upon Edward's death. William's revenge began at the Battle of Hastings in AD 1066, avenging his rightful place as king. Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

During the 5th century BC, Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. The sea turtle coins from the once powerful, seafaring island of Aegina are some of the oldest coins in the world. These 'turtles' were the first coins struck in Europe.  Sterling silver jumprings and clasps, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Awestruck specializes in reproducing museum quality, hand struck ancient coins and jewellery!

710-760 silver coin, possibly from eastern England. Reverse has a very abstract porcupine!

silver coin, possibly from eastern England. Reverse has a very abstract porcupine!

Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. Ephesus was renowned for honey production in the ancient world, and the city's coins were a proud reminder.  St. Paul wrote to and visited the people of Ephesus as recorded in the New Testament.

Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. Ephesus was renowned for honey production in the ancient world, and the city's coins were a proud reminder. St. Paul wrote to and visited the people of Ephesus as recorded in the New Testament.

William I, 'The Conqueror', duke of Normandy, led the last successful invasion of England.  Having no heirs, Edward the Confessor, King of England, had promised William the throne. However, Harold, a rival of William had illegitimately seized the crown upon Edward's death. William's revenge began at the Battle of Hastings in AD 1066, avenging his rightful place as king.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

William I, 'The Conqueror', duke of Normandy, led the last successful invasion of England. Having no heirs, Edward the Confessor, King of England, had promised William the throne. However, Harold, a rival of William had illegitimately seized the crown upon Edward's death. William's revenge began at the Battle of Hastings in AD 1066, avenging his rightful place as king. Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Ciaro and Giza

pyramids of egypt at sunset, cairo, my favorite place. Ate my breakfast at the base of these pyramids, my first day in Egypt !

A coin of Cnut (1016-35), the Danish conqueror of England - a rare survival from the very minor mint of Crewkerne in Somerset.

A coin of Cnut the Danish conqueror of England - a rare survival from the very minor mint of Crewkerne in Somerset.

Image of Celtic/Viking Coin Earrings with Stag and Longboat

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Aegina/Aigina Drachm (Greek coin 5th century BC)  Loggerhead sea turtles of the Mediterranean are the same species found in the Caribbean.  During the 5th century BC, Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. The sea turtle coins from the once powerful, seafaring island of Aegina are some of the oldest coins in the world. These 'turtles' were the first coins struck in Europe.

Awestruck specializes in reproducing museum quality, hand struck ancient coins and jewellery!

Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. Ephesus was renowned for honey production in the ancient world, and the city's coins were a proud reminder.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. Ephesus was renowned for honey production in the ancient world, and the city's coins were a proud reminder. Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

One or two of these was about equivalent to a days wage for a sailor. This type is dated to 1652, in what is known as the 'buccaneering age' of the Caribbean.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

One or two of these was about equivalent to a days wage for a sailor. This type is dated to in what is known as the 'buccaneering age' of the Caribbean. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

During the 5th century BC, Greek coins were commonly designed bearing emblems representing their specific city and region. The sea turtle coins from the once powerful, seafaring island of Aegina are some of the oldest coins in the world. These 'turtles' were the first coins struck in Europe.  Sterling silver earring hooks, pure silver coins. Each is minted traditionally by hand.

Awestruck specializes in reproducing museum quality, hand struck ancient coins and jewellery!

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