Numismatic Puzzle: The Coat of Arms of Castile

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Numismatic Puzzle: Real Heroes – Astronaut

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Numismatic Puzzle: Bloody Mary

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Numismatic Puzzle: Medal on the occasion of the Peace of Breda

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Numismatic Puzzle: Double-Headed Eagle on a Platinum Ruble

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Numismatic Puzzle: Poseidonia

Today, we have a coin featuring a Greek god, who was believed to protect the cities of Southern Italy from earthquakes. It was a useful thing to have him on your side: after all, he caused the earthquakes himself. To see what he used to do this, take a look at the coin.

Numismatic Puzzle: Leonhard von Keutschach

In 1500, the Archbishop of Salzburg Leonhard von Keutschach had this silver batzen minted. Through his reforms he turned Salzburg into one of the richest principalities of the Holy Roman Empire.

Numismatic Puzzle: Spade Coin

No, today’s issue does not feature gardening tools, but a numismatic object lesser known in Europe. Spade coins were a type of money in ancient China. This coin is from the 3rd century BC and you can probably tell straight away how it got its name.

Numismatic Puzzle: Frederick II – Stupor Mundi

Today you can try your hand at an augustalis of the Holy Roman Empire. The reward is a portrait of Frederick II, King of Sicily!

Numismatic Puzzle: Racing Didrachm

This time you will have a go at a Roman didrachm from about 220 BC. You will assemble a racing quadriga. The depiction is the reason why these coins are called quadrigati. Do you recognize who is driving the carriage?