Who wore it better?

This showed up in my tracked lots from the NYINC sale. I couldn't help but notice the similar hairstyles on coins two thousand years apart. I also really like anepigraphic designs.
Electrum is a combination of gold and silver, the other is palladium and hydrogen. Sadly, I didn't win either one :(


  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 6,622 ✭✭✭✭✭

    One on the right. :wink:

  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭

    I was watching that Hydrogenium piece. What the heck is it anyway?

    They are both lovely coins!

  • mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,258 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Isn't that just Queen Victoria? Is that an experimental piece of some kind?

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 8,957 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both are awesome!

  • Insider2Insider2 Posts: 6,622 ✭✭✭✭✭

    From Google: Medal of "Palladium Hydrogenium" struck by and presented to Sir J.F.W. Herschel by Thomas Graham in 1869. Label beneath medal inside case states it contains 147 u or 900 volumes of Hydrogen; 19mm diameter, in leather case 4x4x1.5cm. obverse, inscription Palladium. Hydrogenium. 1869. Graham. ; reverse, head of Queen Victoria, profile to left.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 2,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Both nice coins/tokens, but I am stunned by the stylishness (by today's standards, anyway) of the ancient hair style. Amazing. Who knew they had curling irons and conditioner back then,

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 1,951 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 10, 2018 6:37PM

    The hairstyles look different, but good.
    Here's an older version of the first style.

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