The Tabora Mint

The Tabora Mint Ken Williams Following the outbreak of the First World War the minting of gold coinage in Germany soon ceased, except in her largest and most populous overseas colony of German East Africa (Tanzania) at Tabora, where unrefined

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Caius Julius Caesar Octavianus

Triumvir, Imperator and Divi filius – emperor  Augustus from 27 B.C.  Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14) was the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 31 BC until

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Rocket Lifesaving apparatus long service Medal awarded to Robert Chase

The Medal was first issued in 1911.The obverse of the Medal has the coinage bust or George v and on the reverse: “FOR LONG SERVICE WITH THE ROCKET LIFESAVING APPARATUS”. The Rocket Brigades were formed by the Coastguard, under the

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Coin of the week – CAIUS ALLUS BALA. 92 B.C.

CAIUS ALLUS BALA. 92 B.C Denarius. 3.86 gm. GVF. S.221. CNG 3182 9.07. Obv. Diademed female head, possibly Diana, C under chin. Rev. Diana driving big of stags, holding spear, reins and torch, grasshopper, all within laurel wreath. Diana was

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Harry Bygrave of the Royal Life Saving Society 1928 – 1970

Harry Bygrave of the Royal Life Saving Society 1928 – 1970 By Charles Brett I first met Harry when I was at Unthank College in Norwich in 1955, my school had their swimming sessions at the open air baths at

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