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Migoz2

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View attachment 954005 In that case, I shall retreat to the dark side.

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melissa

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Old traditions live through the ages. In Brampton, they still... um... 'live' on today!
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Well really!....The decent folk of Little Brampton were enjoying a good hanging session when suddenly the little hamlet was invaded by baseball cap wearing individuals who were probably hooligan supporters of The Cardinals! Some people have no shame!
 

melissa

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Fresh Witch Meat
Here's one that has been in a discarded folder for ages..
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The freshest meat available at Little Brampton was from witches slaughtered as you wait. Notice the weighing scales using pounds and ounce weights and the price tag labeled 2d per pound. The d was part of our LSD monetary system which we came to know as pounds, shillings and pence. So where does the d come into it? The LSD system was introduced by the Romans and was used here for the best part of 2 000 years. The d stood for denarius which became our penny. The s stood for solidus which we knew as a shilling and the l was the libra which became our pound. The L of course was later changed to the £ symbol. There were 12 denari to a solidus and 20 solidi to a libra. It made sense therefore to sell small items by the dozen, so if eggs cost 1 solidus per dozen then 5 eggs would cost 5 denari.

At the moment I am holding a denarius bearing the head of Faustina The Younger who was the wife of Marcus Aurelius the last of the “good” Emperors. Her image is clear and it’s hard to believe that this coin dates from Roman times.
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On the obverse is an image of Concordia seated. This fits with Marcus being the last Emperor of the Pax Romana. If you add a shield and a spear then she looks like Brittania. Above Faustina's head is a small hole made by an early Medieval Anglo Saxon to turn the coin into a pendant. Perhaps he made it for his wife as a prezzie. More likely he bought it from a local market like I did in Oliver Cromwell's home town of Ely. I bought it from the bloke who found it in a local field. I would guess that it was handed down through the generations and eventually came adrift from the wearer and lost until recently.

Perhaps the lady with the wicker basket in our pic is wearing that pendant. Wouldn't it be great to be able to hold an old coin and be able to see the people who owned it in days gone by. If our universe really is a hologram projected above a flat plane then maybe such information is stored in everyday objects. Perhaps in the future there'll be an app to see that information.
 

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wtbrick

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ShackledMaidens Set 1
 

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ShackledMaidens Set 1 Part 2
 

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wtbrick

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One more from ShackledMaidens
 

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wtbrick

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Few more from the same set
 

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