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  • Little object, big find from shipwreck [ Blackbeard , Queen Anne's Revenge ]

    11/03/2008 10:48:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 771+ views
    Freedom ENC ^ | October 28, 2008 | Jannette Pippin
    One of the smallest artifacts recovered during the latest dive expedition at the shipwreck presumed to be Queen Anne's Revenge is getting big attention. The circular, dime-sized piece has been resting on the ocean floor for 300 years, but early examination indicates it may be the first coin to come from the site believed to be the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard... QAR Conservation Field Supervisor Wendy Welsh said.. a coin weight with a bust of Queen Anne was recovered from the site during a 2006 dive but no actual coins. Shanna Daniel, assistant conservator at the QAR lab in...
  • Treasure hunters set to coin it with Roman haul[UK]

    10/29/2008 7:16:05 PM PDT · by BGHater · 16 replies · 641+ views
    MK News ^ | 29 Oct 2008 | LAURA HANNAM
    As the credit crunch hits pensioners across the country one pair have hit the jackpot by finding buried treasure. Barrie Plasom and Dave Phillips The finders of a hoard of thousands of Roman coins agree with the words inscribed on them; 'happy times are here again'. The collection of bronze coins, which may be worth hundreds of thousands in sterling, were discovered in a field north of Newport Pagnell and have now been declared as treasure. It was discovered by a pair of experienced metal detectorists on ploughed farmland on December 1, 2006. An investigation into the find was concluded...
  • Former PM's face seen in 2,000-year-old coin[UK][Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher]

    10/02/2008 7:12:32 AM PDT · by BGHater · 28 replies · 1,264+ views
    Grantham Journal ^ | 02 Oct 2008 | Grantham Journal
    Thursday, 2pm - AN Iron Age coin depicting a warrior leader bearing an uncanny likeness to Grantham-born former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been found just a few miles from her birth place. Metal detectorist David Baker was searching a muddy field near Grantham when he uncovered the 2,000-year-old silver coin. On one side was the head of a tribal leader or goddess that looked just like Margaret Thatcher. On its reverse was a celtic armed war horse - imagery associated with Lady Thatcher during her 1980s pomp. David, 40, said: "I'd gone out detecting for the day to get...
  • Barack Obama's Dangerous Personality Cult

    09/22/2008 5:25:57 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies · 746+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 9/22/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    First we had Barack Obama's personal Presidential seal, and then Greek columns for a speech in a huge stadium. Now we have commemorative coins with Barry's face on them, in the manner of Roman emperors and European monarchs. It may be noted that, in the United States, the face of a living person is NEVER printed on a postage stamp or a coin. Nonetheless, the Democratic Party not only failed to protest such an action, it actually welcomed it. This underscores our position that the Obama campaign is nothing more than a personality cult, and a dangerous one, that appeals...
  • Birmingham firm strikes Barack Obama presidential coin

    09/22/2008 2:06:20 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 27 replies · 355+ views
    Birmingham Post ^ | 9/16/08 | Tom Scotney
    A company in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter is making commemorative coins for American presidential hopeful Barack Obama. ...When they got in touch with the Democrats the party jumped at the chance. And the coins have proved such a hit that locally produced versions have already been launched to compete with the UK originals. The coins show Senator Obama’s face, along with a picture of the White House and the legend “President of the United States of America”.
  • How in the world did coin land in Latham?[NY]

    09/17/2008 8:50:58 PM PDT · by BGHater · 21 replies · 946+ views
    Times Union ^ | 16 Sep 2008 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST
    Dig at 19th-century tavern site reveals possible link to China COLONIE -- Digging through 200-year-old trash heaps isn't always glamorous. But a small Asian coin uncovered behind a 19th-century Latham tavern turned a routine archaeological survey into an international puzzle. The copper alloy coin was unearthed as archaeologists combed through the soil behind the old Ebenezer Hills Jr. house. The one-time way station on a busy turnpike between Albany and Schenectady (now Route 7) was the equivalent of a Thruway rest stop when the trip between the two cities could take a day. Last month, the Albany County Airport Authority...
  • Coin found by Wrexham pensioner is 2,000 years old[UK]

    09/16/2008 6:39:52 AM PDT · by BGHater · 18 replies · 416+ views
    Evening Leader ^ | 16 Sep 2008 | Evening Leader
    A ROMAN coin unearthed by a Wrexham metal detecting enthusiast has been confirmed as one of the oldest ever found in Wales. Retired butcher Roy Page, 69, of Coedpoeth, found the detailed 2,000-year-old coin on a farm near St Asaph when he went on a search there with the Mold-based Historical Search Society earlier this year. Roy gave the tiny silver coin, which depicts two horses being driven by a man on a chariot, to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS), who have recently confirmed the specific date that it was made. It is believed to have been brought over some...
  • Concrete Peace [Baghdad]

    06/27/2008 10:28:45 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 4 replies · 142+ views
    Abu Muqawama ^ | June 28, 2008 | "Dr. iRack"
    The horrific sectarian cleansing of much of Baghdad in 2006-2007 separated the warring parities. As a consequence of the surge, the sectarian cleansing slowed and has now basically stopped. It is not "complete" in the sense that there are still some Sunni neighborhoods (mostly in western Baghdad) and a few (somewhat) mixed areas elsewhere, but Baghdad has become a city of enclaves. Beyond the U.S. troop increase, the greater emphasis on population security, and the recruitment of local Sons of Iraq to patrol neighborhoods and man checkpoints, there is another ingredient to the fragile, Balkanized peace in Iraq's capital: concrete....
  • For coin collector, it's all about change

    12/17/2007 9:55:49 PM PST · by coinsedge · 3 replies · 89+ views
    star ^ | ROB
    Sayles, a south Missouri coin collector and dealer, is suing the Washington bureaucracy. He insists its unprecedented decision to restrict imports of ancient coins of Cyprus is “a major offensive” against collectors like him.
  • US Air National Guard to trial Beechcraft AT-6 for counter-insurgency

    12/06/2007 11:16:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies · 1,517+ views
    Flight International ^ | 06/12/07 | Stephen Trimble
    US Air National Guard to trial Beechcraft AT-6 for counter-insurgency By Stephen Trimble The US Air National Guard has received special funds to stage a demonstration of the turboprop-powered Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 for the domestic security and counter-insurgency mission. Kansas-based Senator Sam Brownback earmarked $3 million for the ANG to demonstrate the capabilities of the AT-6, which is assembled in Wichita, Kansas. The AT-6 is among at least four contenders to fill an emerging role in US and foreign airborne inventories for a dedicated counter-insurgency aircraft. The US Air Force is conducting a competition for such an aircraft on behalf...
  • Coin collection sells for $30 million

    11/17/2007 3:03:53 PM PST · by Wiz · 24 replies · 318+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Nov 18 | Rebecca Santana
    TRENTON, N.J. - An anonymous buyer has paid more than $30 million for a collection of rare U.S. prototype coins, some from the 1700s, that never went into circulation, according to the dealer that brokered the deal. ADVERTISEMENT The collection consists of about 1,000 coins that collectors refer to as pattern coins — trial designs that never went into production because the U.S. Mint chose other designs. "This collection is an incredible collection. ... These were some of the first coins ever, ever struck by the United States government," said Laura Sperber, a partner in Legend Numismatics of Lincroft, N.J.,...
  • Petraeus Helping Pick New Generals

    11/17/2007 8:42:51 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 85 replies · 90+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/17/2007 | Ann Scott Tyson
    Petraeus Helping Pick New GeneralsArmy Says Innovation Will Be Rewarded By Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, November 17, 2007; Page A01 The Army has summoned the top U.S. commander in Iraq back to Washington to preside over a board that will pick some of the next generation of Army leaders, an unusual decision that officials say represents a vote of confidence in Gen. David H. Petraeus's conduct of the war, as well as the Army counterinsurgency doctrine he helped rewrite. The Army has long been criticized for rewarding conventional military thinking and experience in traditional combat operations,...
  • Captain Cook's claim questioned by coin find

    08/31/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 33 replies · 977+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | august 31st, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    An archeologist claims to have found a 16th century European coin in a swamp on Australia’s east coast, raising new questions about whether Captain James Cook was beaten to the continent by the Spanish or Portuguese. The silver coin, which is inscribed with the date 1597, was discovered by a group led by amateur archeologist Greg Jefferys. A colleague was digging in the sand with a machete when he found the badly corroded coin on Sunday.It was buried a few inches below the ground in the middle of snake-infested Eighteen Mile Swamp on North Stradbroke Island, Queensland. If proved to...
  • Kilcullen at SWJ

    08/29/2007 8:56:42 PM PDT · by Tennessean4Bush · 23 replies · 513+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/29/2007 | Michael Goldfarb
    David Kilcullen, who was the chief counterinsurgency adviser to General David Petraeus, has posted another item over at the Small Wars Journal. Kilcullen always makes for interesting reading, and he doesn't disappoint with this latest. Kilcullen offers some deep insight into al Qaeda's current troubles in Anbar--specifically, why it is that the terrorist groups Iraqi affiliate, AQI, failed to cement its relationship with the tribal sheiks in that region. The answer is surprisingly simple--AQI failed to abide by Rule #1: Bros before Hoes: Islam, of course, is a key identity marker when dealing with non-Muslim outsiders, but when all involved...
  • Withdrawal

    08/14/2007 6:55:00 PM PDT · by DIM1 · 3 replies · 272+ views
    Red State Blue Blog ^ | David Aronin
    ...whether we do it elegantly or with the grace of a drunken seal lion, we must prevail. The committed Islamists and - the much greater number of - their sympathizers still "on the fence" are circling like a hungry pack to see if we can. And it is not our cleverness or lack thereof which is of question in their minds at all.
  • Coin Discovery Thrills Archaeologists (Norway)

    07/13/2007 8:54:21 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 1,224+ views
    AftenPosten ^ | 7-12-2007
    Coin discovery thrills archaeologists Archaeologists monitoring some digging by the City of Oslo's waterworks department made a sensational discovery this week.Gunhild Høvik Hansen spotted the special coin while digging herself. PHOTO: ANNE-STINE JOHNSBRÅTEN The discovery was made while archaeologists were monitoring replacement of new waterlines in the oldest part of Oslo. PHOTO: ANNE-STINE JOHNSBRÅTEN The archaeologists have been following excavations done by city workers who are replacing underground water pipes in the oldest part of Oslo, called Gamlebyen. That's the neighbourhood east of today's downtown area where Oslo’s first known settlements were established more than a thousand years ago....
  • COIN Makes A Comeback (Aircraft)

    05/23/2007 5:58:01 AM PDT · by Valin · 41 replies · 1,162+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 5/23/07 | Harold C. Hutchison
    One type of warplane that is making a bit of a comeback is counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft. One sign of this comeback is the U.S. Air Force seeking to find a COIN aircraft suitable for the Iraqi Air Force. This is the start of rebuilding the Iraqi Air Force, and helping Iraq defend itself, allowing the United States to withdraw. There are several COIN aircraft on the market, and sales have been brisk, although unpublicized. COIN aircraft have a lot in common. They are single-engine, propeller-driven aircraft. The top speed is pretty slow when compared to planes like the F-16, usually...
  • Introducing the Mega-Coin

    05/06/2007 1:58:08 PM PDT · by anymouse · 25 replies · 802+ views
    The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled awelcome addition to any piggy bank on Thursday -- a monstergold coin with a face value of $1-millionthat it says is the world's biggest, purest and highestdenomination coin. Weighing in at 100 kilograms, the limitededition coin easily dwarfs its closest rival, the 31 kg "Big Phil", which was made to honour the ViennaPhilharmonic Orchestra and has a face value of a mere $150,000. The Canadian mint introduced the mega-coin, which is thesize of an extra-large pizza, alongside the one-ounce goldbullion coins it is mass producing at its Ottawa plant. Originally designed to promote the new...
  • Mint introduces million dollar coin

    05/04/2007 7:20:14 AM PDT · by xp38 · 58 replies · 2,447+ views
    Victoria Times Colonist ^ | May 3 2007 | canadian press
    OTTAWA- The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled the world's first 100 kilogram pure gold coin. Listed as 99.999 per cent pure gold bullion, the new pizza-size coin is mainly a promotional product to give the mint a higher international profile. The 100-kilogram coin was conceived as a showpiece to promote the mint's new line of 99.999 per cent pure one ounce Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. That extra nine makes it slightly purer than the 99.99 per cent gold coins offered by competitors. After several interested buyers came forward, the mint decided to make a very limited quantity available for...
  • COIN: The Gravity Well

    04/24/2007 12:04:42 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 27 replies · 1,143+ views
    BlackFive ^ | 4/24/07
    From BlackFive: Over at BlackFive, I posted a model for understanding COIN Theory. This came out of a discussion with a fellow at PACOM who was trying to explain all the various systems analysis/emergent theory/organic models that various genuises have come up with over the last few years. I think it captures what each of these has to say, but puts it into a single metaphor that you can visualize. That's what he needed, and it's probably useful for the rest of us also.