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Jefferson Davis’s Musket

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the true facts behind an antique firearm that purportedly belonged to Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America (CSA). The most common type of fakery in ... More


Picking a Fight

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Percy Gardner struggled mightily against a compelling connection between numismatics and history. When he associated the elephant battle on the Franks medallion with an invasion of nomads during the ... More


Whose Pachyderm, Whole or Halved?

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The mystery of the elephant medallions consumed the energies of more and more investigations during the tumultuous twentieth century. In 1959, a third medallion finally came into public view. The ... More


Another Treasure

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Martin Price and Nancy Waggoner heard from Nicholas Duerr the astonishing news of a major find in Iraq. Duerr related to his colleagues that a hoard of some 1800 silver coins had been unearthed near ... More


A Closer Look

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The views of Alexander must conform to the evidence of the medallions and not vice versa. It first introduces the physical objects, allowing them first to speak for themselves rather than for one ... More


A Dark and Stormy Night

Frank L. Holt

in Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238817
eISBN:
9780520938786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238817.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The impressive artwork on the elephant medallions provides a fine series of images straight from the scrapbook of Alexander's campaign against Porus. The important features of these medallions are ... More


Paper Epitaphs of a Holocaust Memorial: Zofia Nałkowska’s Medallions

Diana Kuprel

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses Zofa Nałkowska's literary Holocaust memorial Medallions, which was written in 1945 and first published in 1946. Considered a masterpiece in anti-fascist world literature, ... More


The Journey to Egypt

T. Corey Brennan

in Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190250997
eISBN:
9780190875428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190250997.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

The chapter first discusses the only purported quotation Sabina receives in our literary sources, a bitter boast about avoiding pregnancy with Hadrian. It seems her received stereotype was ... More


‘Belonging’ to Rome, ‘Remaining’ Greek: Coinage and Identity in Roman Macedonia

Sophia Kremydi-Sicilianou

in Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199265268
eISBN:
9780191917561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199265268.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

During a Period when the Western world, and especially Europe, has been undergoing radical changes, the concept and definition of ‘identity’ has naturally attracted the interest of sociologists, ... More


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