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Offline Figleaf

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Imperialistic elegance
« on: March 07, 2010, 12:18:05 AM »
The objects shown are exhibited in the Ashmolean museum in Oxford. They contain chukram coins. I only had my phone to take the picture, which explains its fuzziness.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline Salvete

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Re: Imperialistic elegance
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 11:16:40 AM »
Dear Figleaf,

How did you enjoy seeing the expensive new galleries at the Asmolean Museum?  I hope to get there and see it in the spring time.

Do I understand you correctly that those exhibits in your photo are old items?  It seems that the style and type of things made in Kerala from chuckrams has not changed greatly since those items were made.

Salvete
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Re: Imperialistic elegance
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010, 12:26:27 PM »
The items were not dated. They looked Georgian to me.

For the discussion on te Ashmolean museum, please refer to this thread

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.