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Ancient Animals

CuruleRocky.jpg (69087 bytes)

This is Rocky, one of our two cats.  He firmly believes our entire existence is to bring him coins.  His favorite days are when we receive our shipments of uncleaned coins.  He loves to sleep with his face in the bin and get dirt everywhere.

MosiacBear.jpg (76544 bytes)

This is an example of an ancient mosaic depicting a bear, one of my favorite animals.  I do not know the source of this photo, but would gladly give credit if someone recognizes it.


Roman Provincial, Thrace-Philippopolis, Geta, AE29, 209-211
AYT K Π CE-ΠTI ΓETAC
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
ΦIΛIΠΠOΠO / ΛEITΩN
Orpheus seated right on rocks, wearing Phrygian cap and playing his lyre to the animals arranged boar / wolf and stork / shorter-necked wading bird and panther on left, capricorn / lion / bull on right
28mm x 29mm, 13.55g
BMC --; SNG Copenhagen --; Mushmov 5383 and Plate XXX, 16
Ex Curtis Clay Collection, 2003