French Coin of Robert of Anjou, Count of Provence1309 CE - 1343 CE
1 1/16 in. x 1 1/16 in. x 1/16 in. (2.7 cm x 2.74 cm x 0.08 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
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- Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
- coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
- crowns - Ornamental fillets, wreaths, or similar encircling ornaments for the head worn to signify rank, for personal adornment, or as a mark of honor or achievement; also, coronal wreaths of leaves or flowers.
- flower - General term for any decorative motif in the form of a flower, which is the showy reproductive part of flowering plants or angiosperms. Common examples are motifs resembling roses, tulips, lilies, or daisies.
- Greek crosses - Crosses with vertical and horizontal arms of equal length.
- scepters - Staffs or batons borne by sovereigns as ceremonial emblems of authority.
- silver - Pure metallic element having symbol Ag and atomic number 47; a malleable, ductile, white metal with characteristic sheen, considered a precious metal. Silver is widely distributed throughout the world, occurring rarely as metallic silver (in Peru, Norway) but more often as silver-gold alloys and silver ore. Today silver is obtained as a byproduct in the refinement of gold, lead, copper, or zinc ores. Silver was smelted from the ore galena as early as 3800 BCE. As a pure metal, silver is second to gold in malleability and ductility, can be polished to a highly reflective surface, and used -- typically in an alloy -- in jewelry, coinage, photography, mirrors, electrical contacts, and tableware.
- terrestrial globes - Refers to spheres that bear a map of the Earth on their surface. They were first devised by the ancient Greeks, who had calculated that the Earth is a sphere. Modern terrestrial globes are typically mounted on an axle that permits rotation and is tilted 23.5 degrees from the vertical in order to simulate the inclination of the Earth relative to the plane in which it orbits the Sun.
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