Thursday, September 23, 2021

Way up there


Nicely Done


Loading up the big shot


Jeri Smith, Lumberjane.


Jeri Smith from Camas Valley won first place in the lady loggers contest at the 1953 Timber Days Festival held in Sutherlin, Oregon.

A Cool Tool


                                                                 Buck Compadre Froe.

 A group of 53 Roman gold coins have been discovered on the seabed off the coast of Xàbia in Alicante, southeastern Spain. They are gold solidi ranging in date from the late 4th to the early 5th century, and are in such excellent condition that all the coins but one could be identified. There are three solidi from the reign of Emperor Valentinian I, seven from  Valentinian II, 15 from Theodosius I, 17 from Arcadius and 10 from Honorius.

Gold has its own "look" in the water.  Once you see it, you'll always recognize it.  

The coins were discovered on the sea bottom next to Portitxol island, a popular destination for sport divers because of the rich marine life that inhabits its seaweed meadows of its rocky bed. Even so, it managed to hide dozens of Roman gold coins for 1,500 years until freedivers Luis Lens and César Gimeno spotted eight flashes of light on the seafloor. At first they thought they were modern ten cent pieces, or maybe mother-of-pearl shells gleaming in the water. They picked up two of them.

When they returned to the boat, they saw that they were ancient gold coins bearing identical profiles of a Roman emperor. They immediately alerted city officials to their discovery and led marine archaeologists to the find site.

Via the always good History Blog.

Sounds like a good story


"There seems to be a vibration. Should I be worried?"


Stainless Steel


A Cowgirl and her Dinosaur


Blast from the past


What a fine jet


Let's start our Thursday with a little politically unpopular (with some on the left) patriotism