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Tetradracma - argento - Agrigento (V sec.a.C.) - coppia di aquile con coniglio fra gli artigli vs.sn. sul lato una cavalletta - Mercato antiquario

Gorgeous ancient Greek tetradrachm coin from Akragas, 410 BC. A grasshopper is depicted on the right. The ancient Greeks were beyond gifted in minting designing coins.

Greek coins, Thrace-Macedon from top to bottom: Tauric Chersonesos Pantikapaion AR Drachm; Lysimachos tetradrachm; Alexander III (The Great) tetradrachm; Phillip II tetradrachm

Greek coins, Thrace-Macedon from top to bottom: Tauric Chersonesos Pantikapaion AR Drachm; Alexander III (The Great) tetradrachm;

Día de San Valentín, como ocurre con muchas de las fiestas contemporáneas que nosotros, como americanos, celebramos hoy, tiene sus inicios en 'El paganismo. En la antigua Roma, a la fertilidad y purificación fiesta pagana llamada Lupercalia, fue celebrado. Lupercalia romana es única y lleva el nombre del dios de la fertilidad Lupercus, protector de los rebaños contra los lobos. De hecho, él se identifica a menudo con los dioses Pan y Faunus.

In Greek mythology, Medusa ("Queen"), one of three Gorgon sisters; originally was a beautiful human, raped by Poseidon in Athena's temple

Knights Hospitallers, 14th century Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem . Founded in 1099 in the aftermath of the first Crusade. The order includes military, medical and pastoral Brothers. After the fall of Acre, they escaped to Cyprus, conquered and ruling Rhodes 1309-1522,and Malta 1530-1801.  My dads side has traced themselves back to these guys.

1300 s. Knights Hospitallers, century Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Knights of Malta, Knights of Rhodes, and Chevaliers de Malte. Active: c.

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Stunning horse painting by Jaime Corum. The muscles, shading, and detail are stunning on this one.