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They say you can't take it with you. This guy did.


  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,349 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whoa, didn't expect to see that!!

    bob :)

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Environmental damage.

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  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lotta PVC damage. Looks really corrosive.

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 6, 2023 9:36PM

    Maybe it was meant to pay the ferryman?

    It's a naval tradition dating back to Roman times, when coins were placed under the mast of a new ship so that if the crew were to die at sea, they could pay the mythical ferryman to transport them across the River Styx and into the afterlife.

    Also, in ancient times, it was custom to place coins in the hand or the mouth of the deceased before burial or cremation, so that the deceased could pay the ferryman to go to Hades.

    The ferryman's name was Charon and is a figure in Greek myths (he is also present in other cultures). The son of Nyx and Erebus, he is an ominous figure tightly connected with the realm of the dead.

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  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Think it would CAC?

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  • Batman23Batman23 Posts: 4,991 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Someone had fun making that photo. Environmental damage on that copper disk for sure. Come pry it out of my cold dead hand...

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I gotta hand it to ya that's different

  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be interested in the backstory of that picture..... May be a prop of course, or, it could be real... Therein the story.... Cheers, RickO

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If that is a coin.... it is a really large coin. Certainly not of gold. Some sort of ceremonial item?

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  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 44,843 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:
    If that is a coin.... it is a really large coin. Certainly not of gold. Some sort of ceremonial item?

    I read something about this a few days ago. That arm belonged to a small child who died in the mid 1800's and whose body was found in Hungary and the copper had anti- bacteriological properties which preserved much of the arm.

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  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,642 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now I know what to do with all those wheaties, next time I attend an open casket event.

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  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,199 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it would get body-bagged. ;)

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  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,725 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Pnies20 said:
    Think it would CAC?

    Probably. It's never been cleaned or messed with.

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  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 299 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is just about the right size . . . .

  • DropdaflagDropdaflag Posts: 689 ✭✭✭✭

    My grandfather found a V Nickel while plowing when he was a young man in the late 1940's. One went to the grave with him in his vest pocket.

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