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Started by WillieBoyd2, October 10, 2012, 02:31:15 AM

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Syracuse Sicily Bronze Tetras Octopus
Head of Arethusa right with dolphins
Inscription ΣΥΡΑ to right of head
Octopus
Struck: BC 425-420 Syracuse mint
Size: 15.4mm
Weight: 3.84gm
Catalog: SNG Cop 653 (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum)
A tetras was 1/4 of an obol, an obol was 1/6 of a drachm

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Tuvalu 50c 1985.jpg

We're not going to fill many posts here, unless we start adding those horrible coloured "coins" (No, please don't!).

And the plural of "octopus" is in fact simply "octopuses".  ;)
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Tristan da Cunha, Nightingale Island, 5 pence, 2011. 


Note: Nightingale Island is an uninhabited island.

It is owned by and part of the British overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha.

This coin is an official issue by TDC.

However, it is a collector coin only and does NOT circulate, because Tristan uses UK coinage only.
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Maldives, 25 rufiyaa, 1978.
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Iceland 10 aurar 1981.jpg

Iceland, 10 aurar, 1981.  Squid.
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Falkland Islands, 1 crown, 2007.  Squid.
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South Africa 2R 2000-.jpgSouth Africa 2R 2000.jpg

South Africa, 2 rand (silver), 2000.  Octopus.
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Czech Republic, 200 korun, 2010.  Centenary of film director Karel Zeman.
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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.jpg

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, 2 pounds, 2017.  Blue squid.
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Portuguese, 200 escudos, 1998.   EXPO 98.



Octopus.jpg

The octopus.
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