CRAIGKONIGES

Jul 31

archaicwonder:

The earliest depiction of Kyzikos, son of Apollo 
This electrum stater from Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 460-400 BC shows the hero Kyzikos, riding his rearing horse at a gallop to the right. This is the earliest depiction of the Thessalian Kyzikos, the son of Apollo and the founder of the famous city of Kyzikos located at the Sea of Marmara, where the tuna fish catch was so important that the animal became the characteristic feature of this city’s coinage. The reverse shows a quadripartite incuse square. A rare and very fine coin.
The entire trade in grain as well as slaves in the Black Sea Region was transacted with electrum coins from Kyzikos such as this for many decades. The site of ancient Kyzikos is located in the modern Balıkesir Province of Turkey. It was located on the shoreward side of the present Kapıdağ Peninsula (the classical Arctonnesus), a tombolo which is said to have originally been an island in the Sea of Marmara only to be connected to the mainland in historic times either by artificial means or an earthquake.

archaicwonder:

The earliest depiction of Kyzikos, son of Apollo

This electrum stater from Kyzikos, Mysia, c. 460-400 BC shows the hero Kyzikos, riding his rearing horse at a gallop to the right. This is the earliest depiction of the Thessalian Kyzikos, the son of Apollo and the founder of the famous city of Kyzikos located at the Sea of Marmara, where the tuna fish catch was so important that the animal became the characteristic feature of this city’s coinage. The reverse shows a quadripartite incuse square. A rare and very fine coin.

The entire trade in grain as well as slaves in the Black Sea Region was transacted with electrum coins from Kyzikos such as this for many decades. The site of ancient Kyzikos is located in the modern Balıkesir Province of Turkey. It was located on the shoreward side of the present Kapıdağ Peninsula (the classical Arctonnesus), a tombolo which is said to have originally been an island in the Sea of Marmara only to be connected to the mainland in historic times either by artificial means or an earthquake.

(Source: coinbooks.org)

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is it weird that I like when I can tell my friends are horny via tumblr?

modestmook:


Don Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo. 

yess

modestmook:

Don Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo. 

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(Source: thisistaracox)

Jul 29

wickedknickers:

Lingerie, 1930s.

wickedknickers:

Lingerie, 1930s.

annotations:

If I have time today, I’m gonna finish reading this sort of insane, out-of-print 1973 science fiction novel about poor people who are shrunk to five-eightieths of an inch and sent into rich people’s bodies to cut out cancer cells. Malzberg sort of wrotes like Robert Coover, and other parts seem like proto-George Saunders and still other parts are just bleakly, buzzingly crazy so good luck and have a nice day. Or a great one. Whatever you have time for.

annotations:

If I have time today, I’m gonna finish reading this sort of insane, out-of-print 1973 science fiction novel about poor people who are shrunk to five-eightieths of an inch and sent into rich people’s bodies to cut out cancer cells. Malzberg sort of wrotes like Robert Coover, and other parts seem like proto-George Saunders and still other parts are just bleakly, buzzingly crazy so good luck and have a nice day. Or a great one. Whatever you have time for.

(via 70sscifiart)

pizzzatime:

xysciences: Chemical reaction between Potassium Iodide and Lead Nitrate.

pizzzatime:

xysciences: Chemical reaction between Potassium Iodide and Lead Nitrate.

(Source: xyprogramming)