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Offline cicerokid

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« Reply #125 on: August 31, 2011, 10:16:10 am »


Belated birthday greetings Nikos!

Thanks for your  considerable help and enthusiasm, long may it continue!

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« Reply #126 on: August 31, 2011, 04:30:31 pm »
Xponia Pola Nikos! Na Zisis!
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« Reply #127 on: August 31, 2011, 04:39:09 pm »
a very very Happy Birthday to you Nikos! i hope it was as perfect as you could wish. after all your sincere help (sans shameless self-promotion) you deserve no less.

my very best wishes to you my friend... and cheers!  8)

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« Reply #128 on: August 31, 2011, 05:41:16 pm »
John, Mike and Peter! It is good to have friends like you here!  :laugh:

I have to say it once again, thank you all very much for this extremely positive attitude.
I wish you all were here to have some drinks together.

Who knows? Maybe next year...

You are all invited.  ;D

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« Reply #129 on: September 01, 2011, 07:36:32 am »
Nikos,

Sorry I'm late to the party but I also want to wish you a happy birthday and hope it was one of your best!

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« Reply #130 on: September 01, 2011, 07:59:28 am »
Steve,

It's a real party, isn't it?  :)
Your wishes are much appreciated, thank you. It was a very pleasant day.

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« Reply #131 on: September 01, 2011, 03:14:12 pm »
Steve S. (to distinguish from Steve E.)

Thanks Steve! I've always wanted to be "Distinguished"  ;D

I think you are distinguished as well  ;)

Steve E.

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« Reply #132 on: September 01, 2011, 08:44:29 pm »
You sir are distinguished while I should be extinguished!!

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« Reply #133 on: September 10, 2011, 12:47:14 pm »
I note that today is the birthday of one of FORVM's finest:

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Happy Birthday and thanks for everything you do for us!

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« Reply #134 on: September 10, 2011, 12:48:33 pm »
Happy Birthday!
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« Reply #135 on: September 10, 2011, 04:33:12 pm »
Happy B-day :)

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« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2011, 06:03:39 pm »
a very Happy Birthday to you!   8)

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« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2011, 09:51:34 am »
...and today I note that it is Rupert's birthday!

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« Reply #138 on: September 11, 2011, 10:40:04 am »
Hi,

Thank-you all very much. Val bought me a Roman duck brooch and the last two volumes of Numismatic Chronicle that I was missing. She spoils me :)

Happy birthday to you Rupert.

Regards,

Mauseus

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« Reply #139 on: September 11, 2011, 10:43:38 am »
Sorry Mauseus for being late. Happy Birthday and a Happy Birthday to Rupert as well!
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« Reply #140 on: September 11, 2011, 11:29:22 am »
Mauseus,

That is very cool.

Could you give us the details (size, weight, era, etc.) in another thread?

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« Reply #141 on: September 11, 2011, 11:44:26 am »
Hi,

The duck brooches date, I think, from the 2nd century AD (I don't have my copy of Hattat to hand to confirm it). They may have been used in pairs, linked at the rear/tail. Te length from beak to tip of the tail is 41mm.

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« Reply #142 on: September 11, 2011, 12:43:49 pm »
Really nice brooch, Mauseus.

Zoomorphic brooches date from between A.D.100 and A.D.200. They are a variety of plate brooch, a type that arose in the first century and peaked during the second and third century.
Plate brooches differ from bow brooches in having a much more decorative purpose rather than a functional one and resemble modern badges rather than safety pins. The pin is concealed between two lugs on the back of the brooch and since the space between the plate and the pin is much too small to hold thick layers of cloth it is believed that plate brooches would have been worn by the wealthier ranks of society who wore more expensive and finer clothes.
The earliest types were a simple plate of metal decorated on the front and these are called disc brooches. However, in the second century they developed into a variety of shapes including ones that mimic animals and objects and these are known as zoomorphic brooches. They were decorated with a multitude of forms including enamelling, glass settings and repoussé decoration.
Zoomorphic brooches often have a Celtic style to them and also often depict animals that would have had a religious significance. Hares are quite common, the significance of which in Celtic mythology is attested to by Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni who released a hare before the start of her military campaign against the Romans during the reign of the emperor Nero.
In the third century plate brooches started to go out of fashion, though we still find very stunning examples of them worn by higher society.

For anybody who is interested, as a rough guide, I have attached a Roman Brooch timeline below. Click on the image to enlarge it.

I myself have a "crossbow" type brooch which I am very pleased with, it can be seen here.    https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-70910

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« Reply #143 on: September 12, 2011, 02:32:12 pm »
Alex,

Really love your brooch. How would that be worn?

mz

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« Reply #144 on: September 12, 2011, 05:58:39 pm »
The general Stilicho can be seen wearing a crossbow brooch in the ivory carving below, so that indicates how this type of brooch was worn.

Crossbow brooches first appeared in the 3rd century. However, by the mid 4th century, crossbow brooches developed into more complex objects, often with heavy round or onion-shaped terminals on the head, a thick bow, and a decorated foot. The foot can vary in decoration, the circle and dot motifs as are on my brooch are common, but other forms of decoration have also been found.
These 4th century forms of crossbow brooch seem to have been made in an imperial factory, and so it is thought that crossbow brooches were part of the uniform of a late Roman soldier or a high-level civil servant. Archaeologically therefore, when a crossbow brooch is found, it can be taken to indicate the presence of some form of Roman imperial official.

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« Reply #145 on: September 12, 2011, 06:32:38 pm »
Great!
thanks!
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« Reply #146 on: September 20, 2011, 12:20:39 pm »
What? Nobody said Happy Birthday to WileyC yet?

Happy Birthday!

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« Reply #147 on: September 20, 2011, 12:41:06 pm »
Val bought me a Roman duck brooch and the last two volumes of Numismatic Chronicle that I was missing.

So you now have the complete set back to c. 1840? A nice resource, though filling a lot of shelf space!
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« Reply #148 on: September 20, 2011, 02:07:40 pm »
Happy B-day :)

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« Reply #149 on: September 23, 2011, 10:22:03 am »
Happy Birthday to the extremely versatile and knowledgeable "Enodia!"

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