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Offline Pellinore

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Re: On Horseback or Chariot
« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2018, 01:47:14 AM »
Here's an unsightly little coin dating from the 7th-8th century of the Chach oasis, now the city of Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, more or less along the Silk Road. The obverse shows a horse and rider, simply, unpretentiously designed. The reverse shows a tamgha, that is the emblem of a clan or tribe. 18 mm, 0.90 gr.

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Re: On Horseback or Chariot
« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2018, 09:05:25 AM »
Hello Paul,

My attempt to study the context of your and many other of these horseman types, about 20 years back, is here:

https://www.academia.edu/20328243

Its a bit small viewed on the web, you might need to download it to read it and see the pics

There does seem to me to be a general linkage between this horseman coin iconography and political ideology - that starts in the ancient Scythian East and then gradually spreads to the medieval European west.

I was particularly taken when studying this matter by the story from the late 16th century when an English traveller looking at a Russian wire kopeck immediately linked the image to the ancient tales of Herodotus.  (I cannot help thinking that 16th century Englishmen were in some ways better read than 21st century ones are!)

Criticism welcomed of course  but really - its only interesting if substantiated

Rob
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Re: On Horseback or Chariot
« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2018, 10:28:43 AM »
UK, 5 pounds, 2002.  The Queen's Golden Jubilee: 50 years a queen.

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Re: On Horseback or Chariot
« Reply #78 on: June 12, 2019, 12:37:03 AM »
Italy, 50 cent: Art - Michelangelo's Piazza del Campidoglio, with the ancient statue of Marcus Aurelius.