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Offline Vitruvius

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Aphlaston
« on: July 14, 2010, 10:10:22 pm »
Hi Aarmale,

I've begun writing an article tonight based on the Aphlaston in an attempt to expand our entry in Numiswiki.  Stay Tuned... :)

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Re: Aphlaston
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 11:08:05 pm »
Hi Aarmale,

As promised, I just finished the article on the Aphlaston.  I hope our members find it useful.

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/NumisWiki/view.asp?key=Aphlaston

As always, I welcome any feedback on the article.

Enjoy!

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Re: Aphlaston
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010, 03:04:00 am »
Very interesting!  I always thought that references to these ships as "beaked" (as in "He found Achilles by his beaked ship") meant the pointed ramming devices at the bow.

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Re: Aphlaston
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010, 06:48:38 pm »
Well now we know. I had thought the Aphlaston  was just a decoration on a prow beak. Jim A

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Re: Aphlaston
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 04:52:16 pm »
Thank you for the comments, gentlemen.  The "beaked" reference certainly could also be interpreted as the battering ram.

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Re: Aphlaston
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 06:26:43 pm »
Thanks!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

You really wrote a nice sized article! Now, at least, I know what it is!

Thank you again,

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