Apostle Pauls Missionary Journeys, lithograph, published in 1886
Apostle Paul's Missionary Journeys: 1st (green); 2nd (red); 3rd (blue); last to Rome (yellow). Lithograph, published in 1886.
Paul travelled over 10,000 miles proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. His journeys on land and sea took him primarily through present day Israel, Syria, Turkey, and Greece
Panathenaic prize amphora with lid and figure of Athena, 363-2 BC (terracotta)
XOS1765668 Panathenaic prize amphora with lid and figure of Athena, 363-2 BC (terracotta) by Greek, (4th century BC); 89.5 cm; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: The Panathenaia festival was held every four years in Athens to honour the goddess Athena. Special narrow necked amphorae filled with oil were given as prizes for athletics, music etc. This one bears two inscriptions: NIKODEMOS EPOIESEN (Nikodemos made it) and TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON ([Prize] of the Athenian Games). The decoration is attributed to the painter of the wedding procession - on the other side Nike is shown crowning the winner of a boxing match.
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One of the first Olympic coins in the world to feature a colour hologram, a silver $5 coin, on display at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra, 11 May 2004, released to celebrate the Athens Olympic Games, which starts in less than 100 days. With a low mintage of only 2500, the tri-metal $50 and the accompanying silver $5 (shown) and aluminium bronze $5 are priced at USD 420 per set. Previous Australian hologram coins, with slightly higher mintages, have risen in price by up to 900 percent. AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD / AFP PHOTO / TORSTEN BLACKWOOD
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