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Thread: MINERVA - Roman Goddess of War - ****UPDATE 4/24/09****

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    MINERVA - Roman Goddess of War - ****UPDATE 4/24/09****

    Today I dug up this oval piece at the 1830's property. It is some sort of silver plated metal, and is about 2" tall. The back is hollow (follows the contour of the front). Looks like a lady wearing armor and a winged helmet. Lady Mercury?
    Any idea age, what this was, or who that is supposed to be on the front?
    Should make a nice display piece.
    Thank you,
    MM
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    Dec 2006
    new hampshire
    a cheap $75.00 ebay one
    249

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    sweet detail could i see a picture of the back ,very nice what ever it is

  4. #3
    us
    Jan 2007
    Mesquite Texas
    MXT F2
    1,245
    7 times

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Any place for a pin on the back? That design was very popular in the 1800's. I have seen a brooch very similar to that.
    FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

  5. #4

    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
    Whites XLT
    1,650
    12 times
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    GOSH THAT IS THE BEST FIND I HAVE SEEN ON TNET SO FAR DEFENATLY A BANNER ITEM.

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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Quote Originally Posted by imafishingnutt
    GOSH THAT IS THE BEST FIND I HAVE SEEN ON TNET SO FAR DEFENATLY A BANNER ITEM.
    Thanks. I wish.
    -MM-
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

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    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,698
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    I cannot remember her name Doug... Lemme do some looking...

    She is a common theme... Very kewl find...

    PBK would tell ya in a heartbeat...

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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    I cannot remember her name Doug... Lemme do some looking...

    She is a common theme... Very kewl find...

    PBK would tell ya in a heartbeat...
    Thanks Jim.
    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

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    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,698
    19 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Hey Doug... Google the "Roman Godess of War, Minerva"

    Common late 19th century theme...

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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Jim
    Hey Doug... Google the "Roman Godess of War, Minerva"

    Late 19th centry theme...
    Jim,
    You da Man!!!
    Thank you for that ID.
    Here's a few pictures I found on other sites.
    -MM-
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    *Oldest coin-1775 Spanish 1 real *Oldest U.S. silver-1833 Capped Bust Half Dime *Oldest U.S.copper-1847 Large cent *Best Civil War finds:*NC officers belt buckle *CSN Confederate Navy Officer button *Eagle Sword Belt Plate

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    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
    11,698
    19 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Nugget
    Any place for a pin on the back? That design was very popular in the 1800's. I have seen a brooch very similar to that.
    Tin! You might have seen it right here on T-Net!

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,79662.0.html

    http://forum.treasurenet.com/index.p...c,92858.0.html

    Quote Originally Posted by ModernMiner
    Jim,
    You da Man!!!
    Thank you for that ID.
    Here's a few pictures I found on other sites.
    -MM-
    Doug - No problem... check ut this site that PBK has shared many times here before... http://www.iwantbuttons.com/trays/WRBA/2003/image40.htm


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    us
    Feb 2005
    MAINE
    Ace 250
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Are you sure it isn't a dude - Perseus ? (The guy that cut Medusa's head off)

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...LD:en%26sa%3DN
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    us
    Apr 2006
    Michigan
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Awesome BANNER find Doug!!!
    Congrats and keep that good Mojo going buddy!! Wooowhooo!

    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

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    us
    Jan 2007
    West Virginia, USA
    Minelab Explorer SE, Xterra 70,Fisher F2,Titan 3000XD,Bounty Hunter Landstar
    2,556

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    WTG MM on the banner and that sure is a beautie ! YOU DA MAN

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    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    I dont think its Minerva......Minerva didnt have wings on her helmet

    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Right on man im glad to see it on the banner . well deserved.

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    us
    Jan 2005
    somewhere in Asia for now
    T2 SE,Sovereign Elite,two Excal II s and a cibola
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    Big congrats on the banner ! Wow what an awesome find!
    God and country.

  18. #17

    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    I dont think its minerva but im still looking
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    Sep 2007
    Depoe Bay Oregon
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    can we see a picture of the back

  20. #19
    us
    Feb 2005
    MAINE
    Ace 250
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    Re: Lady Mercury?

    There was also Roma - the personification of the city of Rome - a goddess as depicted in these coins :

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...LD:en%26sa%3DN
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    hu
    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

    Nov 2005
    Ozarks
    12,689
    44 times

    Re: Lady Mercury?

    It might be Athena Goddess of War....
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

 

 
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