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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 11:28:19 PM »
So, Christian, that's Austria, Hungary, San Marino, and Serbia. Any more?

Yes, that link on the two-headed eagle is a good one.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 12:07:20 AM »
So, Christian, that's Austria, Hungary, San Marino, and Serbia. Any more?

Quite a few, I think, in Central/Eastern Europe. The Polish eagle I already mentioned; the Bulgarian CoA has a crown at the top; the Czech Republic has three different animals in the four fields, and each of them has a crown. And the Romanian eagle does not have a crown but a sword and a scepter ...

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 12:08:51 AM »
The Czech republic has a crowned lion too, it lost it's crown during communist times, but has now found it again.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 12:18:10 AM »
The Czech republic has a crowned lion too, it lost it's crown during communist times, but has now found it again.

Upon further inspection ... yes, two of those eagles do resemble lions. ;) Duh, thanks. I "fixed" my previous reply.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2009, 12:26:33 AM »
If Aidan had said that, a3v1 would have come online and called him an utter tit.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2009, 12:37:31 AM »


It's quite easy to see how Christian confused the two.... ;D

It does seem to be an eastern European theme, Republican crowns, haven't found any anywhere else yet.
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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2009, 11:03:57 AM »
Yeah, circulation coins have that four-pawed eagle (small CoA) only, or no animals at all. :) For some reason I just had the commems in mind, and those usually have the full CoA which represents Bohemia (lion), Moravia (red-white eagle), and Czech Silesia (black eagle). Attached is an image of last year's "Brewing in Plzen" coin ...

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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2009, 11:08:43 AM »
Since we are digressing anyway and nobody seems to know the answer to the first question (well, I don't), here is an example which shows the combination of lions and eagles as they appear in the full CoA of the Czech Republic.

(Image taken from a catalog http://www.mint.cz/files/Katalog_minci_a_medaili.pdf that the Czech Mint issued a few years ago.)

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2009, 11:12:16 AM »
The British question: what was the last year in which a British coin claimed implicitly that the British monarch also reigned over France?

The international question: on which coins of the 20th century - but AFTER World War One - does a king wear a military helmet? It occurs to me that there may be more than one answer to this.

OK, here are the answers I PM'd to IT earlier in the day:

1. 1800 - on gold coins of George III, just before the constitutional changes of 1801
2. Italy, 1928


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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2009, 04:00:24 PM »
Correct, Mrs Translate, and congratulations. You have won the right to another quiz.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2009, 04:08:06 PM »
I was thinking about the same king and emperor as on the Italian 1928 20 lire coin, but depicted on the Albanian 0.20, 0.50, 1 and 2 lek coins.

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2009, 04:11:34 PM »
The Albanian ones were actually the ones I had in mind, Bart. I had originally thought that the 1928 issue was a fantasy. In modern times, we can see the King of Tonga wearing a military CAP on coins of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Re: Quiz questions 5
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2009, 09:42:54 AM »
OK, try these for size:

1. Who accompanied Wilfred and Pip?

2. What year is shown on this numismatic item?  (Yes, it's clearly - sort of - shown on the side illustrated, as long as you know where to look ...)


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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2009, 10:49:33 AM »
As for (2), I will hazard a guess ... 1719. ;)

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Re: Quiz questions 4
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2009, 02:49:59 PM »
Number 1, it's usually Squeak. But what has that to do with coins?  ???