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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #75 on: May 31, 2016, 02:54:00 PM »



Above you see the version without the triskeles.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #76 on: May 31, 2016, 02:54:38 PM »
In the year 2000 the Isle of Man issued a new set of circulation designs with a broadly Christian character to celebrate the new millennium.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2016, 10:32:12 AM »



The penny depicts St Michael's Chapel.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2016, 10:32:47 AM »



St Michael's Chapel is a Celtic-Norse twelfth century chapel built on the site of an earlier Celtic Keeill. The remains of the chapel are located on the south of St Michael's Isle.



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Keeill is a Manx Gaelic word for a chapel. Archaeologically, it is used for a specific type of small simple chapel found on the Isle of Man and built during the early medieval period.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2016, 10:33:27 AM »



The legend on the two pence reads :"CLASHT ROOIN, O HIARN". It is taken from the first line of the Manx Fisherman's Evening Hymn and translates as "Hear us, O Lord". The design shows a Manx sailboat on choppy waters.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #80 on: June 01, 2016, 10:33:46 AM »



The legend on the reverse of the five pence of the millennium series reads: "GAUT'S CROSS CARVING". The design shows a Manx-style Celtic cross, carved by the Scandinavian sculptor Gaut around AD 900.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #81 on: June 01, 2016, 10:34:33 AM »



The ten pence features St. German's Cathedral.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #82 on: June 01, 2016, 10:35:34 AM »



St. German's Cathedral: the ruins of the original 13th century cathedral on St Patrick's Isle.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #83 on: June 01, 2016, 10:36:07 AM »



The twenty pence depicts a monk at Rushen Abbey sitting at a desk while creating a manuscript.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #84 on: June 01, 2016, 10:37:51 AM »



The legend on the reverse of the fifty pence coin in the millennium series reads: "CHRISTIANITY IN MANN". The design shows an upright carved cross from a pre-Norse carved altar frontal that is now held in the Manx Museum.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2016, 10:38:36 AM »



The one pound coin shows the triskele with three church bells between the legs.

 
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« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2016, 10:39:38 AM »



The two pound coin reads: "THORWALD'S CROSS-SLAB" and features part of a tenth century cross that depicts the battle of Ragnarök.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2016, 10:40:22 AM »
You would expect a commemorative millennium series to run for either one year or a thousand years, but in fact the one illustrated above ran for four years, from 2000 to 2003.

In 2004 the Isle of Man issued a new set of designs, celebrating well-known landmarks of the island.
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2016, 10:40:41 AM »



The reverse of the penny depicts the Santon war memorial.

 
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Re: Milestones in the decimal coinage of the Isle of Man
« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2016, 10:41:00 AM »



The reverse of the two pence depicts the Albert Tower.
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