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Bronze Coin




9/16 in. x 9/16 in. (1.5 cm x 1.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.1896
1950.49 (Long No.)
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Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Collection: Charlotte Rider Long Collection

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  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
  • owls - Order containing around 180 species in two families of nocturnal raptorial birds with hooked beaks, strong talons, and soft plumage. All owls have the same general appearance, which is characterized by a flat face, small hooked beak, short tail, round wings, and large, forward-facing eyes. The bird became associated with Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and also owls became symbolic of intelligence because it was thought that they could forsee events. Also, because of their nocturnal existence and hooting sounds, owls have also been symbols associated with the occult. In the Middle Ages, the owl became a symbol of the darkness before the coming of Christ.
  • spirals - Plane curves that generally wind around a point while moving ever farther from the point. Many kinds of spiral are known, including the ancient Greek Archimedean spiral, described in On Spirals (ca. 225 BCE), and the logarithmic or equiangular spiral first described by René Descartes in 1638. The curves are observed in nature, and humans have used them in machines and in ornament, notably architecture, for example, the whorl in an Ionic capital. Prefer "scrolls (motifs)" or "scrollwork" for more complex forms.
  • Strigiformes - Order containing around 180 species in two families of nocturnal raptorial birds with hooked beaks, strong talons, and soft plumage. All owls have the same general appearance, which is characterized by a flat face, small hooked beak, short tail, round wings, and large, forward-facing eyes. The bird became associated with Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and also owls became symbolic of intelligence because it was thought that they could forsee events. Also, because of their nocturnal existence and hooting sounds, owls have also been symbols associated with the occult. In the Middle Ages, the owl became a symbol of the darkness before the coming of Christ.

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