Tribal art and extinct civilisations

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Fiji, 3d, 1947.  Native hut.
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#61


New Caledonia, 50 francs.  Native hut.
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#62
French Polynesia 50f 1967.jpg

French Polynesia, 50 francs.  Native hut.
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#63


Cyprus, 2 cents, 1983.
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#64
French Polynesia 10 francs.jpg

French Polynesia, 10 francs, 1967.  Upper part of a ceremonial pole.
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#65
Canada $10 2013.JPG

Canada, 10 dollars, 2013.  Inukshuk.


See:

1] What is an Inukshuk?

2] Wikipedia: Inuksuk
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<k>

#66
Guatemala10c1950.jpg


Guatemala10c1952.jpg

Guatemala, 10 centavos, 1950.  The Quirigua Monolith.
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<k>

#67
Guatemala 10c 1964~.jpg

Guatemala, 10 centavos, 1964.  The Quirigua Monolith.
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#68
YucahuTrigonolith.jpg


Dominican Republic 1 centavo 1989.jpg


Dominican Republic  1 centavo 1989.jpg


Dominican Republic-1 centavo 1989.jpg

Dominican Republic, 1 centavo, 1989.  Taino Trigonolith.
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chrisild

Quote from: <k> on March 23, 2013, 12:30:28 AM
Guatemala, 10 centavos, 1964.  The Quirigua Monolith.

Looks great in my opinion. What is the size/diameter of that coin?

Christian

<k>

Quote from: chrisild on March 23, 2013, 12:36:07 PM
Looks great in my opinion. What is the size/diameter of that coin?

Christian

Diameter is only 21mm, so they have packed a lot of detail into the design.
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#71
Iran 50 rials 1971.jpg

Iran, 50 rials, 1971.  2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. 

Winged griffin with ram antlers.
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<k>

#72
Cyprus 20 pounds 1992.jpg

Cyprus, 20 pounds (gold and copper), 1992. 

Special Government Fund for the erection of a new building for the Cyprus Museum.


A composition from a silver stater of Idalion (5th century B.C.).

It depicts a Sphinx, and also signs of Cyprosyllabic symbols.
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#73


Cyprus, 5 mils, 1955.  Bronze age man carrying copper bar.
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#74
Greece 5D-b.JPG

Greece, 5 drachmai 1973.  Pegasus.


From Wikipedia:

Pegasus is a winged divine stallion usually depicted as pure white in colour. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus.

Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him up in the sky.
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