Regrettably it is time I sell almost my entire collection of coins, fossils, antiquities and banknotes. With items from just about every time period, from fossils, to proto-currency, to ancient and medieval coinage, to a vast collection of modern coins. Gold coins. Silver coins. A whole range of countries. There's something for everyone.
Simply put I need the money for personal reasons and am hoping to sell everything to one person in bulk at a heavily discounted price. Great additions for someone who wants a lot of unique and hard to find stuff, including some ex. Museum pieces. Definitely a bit of profit in it for someone willing to properly organise, catalogue and sell individually due to the heavy discount on everything.
I have tried to value everything fairly based on a range of resources and recent selling history as well as taking the individual piece into consideration. I have left a lot of wiggle room with a minimum $1182.00 discount from valuation, to up to $2500+ discount if bought quickly. I’m not here to make profit, I just want a quick honest sale and am happy to hear offers too after the heavy discount period. Please refer to the google doc for items, pricing and all information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Um5HqnUh3CK47RTC5TephlAo4AIo8spAKBzq7qhHQFQ/edit?usp=sharing
I understand with transferring money and items online there is an implicit trust required to transact. It’s my first reddit post so I don’t have feedback but I am willing to do everything reasonably within my power to allay any concerns whether that involves using a middleman, a certain payment method, extra pictures, video calls, etc…
I hope my passion can go to an equally passionate person. There is an indescribable power and visceral connection to be able to interact so intimately with history.
Please feel free to ask questions, ask for more photos, etc… or anything else you need and I’ll try and respond ASAP.
Ford Island is an islet located at the center of the Pearl Harbor roadstead. The numerous battleships surrounding it combined with the more modern warships give the naval base a surreal atmosphere, as if it was trapped between two different eras.
Captain David Miller is a man of strong stature, making it clear that, despite his rank he regularly conducts physical training. He bears a strong resemblance with his great-grandfather Doris Miller, albeit his traits look younger. He is the man in charge of the Kansens of Battleship Row.
You know what both attacks on Pearl Harbor have in common ? No one expected them. In 1941, we were negotiating peace with Japan. In 2017, they were amongst our closest allies. We had worked together to quell China’s ambitions in the past, and now we were working together to push the Sirens back. Our Kansens knew each other pretty well and were in excellent terms. So when a flight of Japanese fighters appeared in the sky this fateful morning, no one suspected a thing. They had a few squadrons stationed at the airbase, not to mention a handful of their warships moored next to ours. We all thought they were just conducting a drill. Just like December 7th.
What made you realize you were under attack ?
I was doing my morning PT with Arizona when the first airplanes showed up. She instantly stopped dead in her tracks and looked at the jets. I saw her clenching her fists. My instincts told me that something was off but my mind was in denial. The Japanese were our allies. Why would they attack us ? More planes showed up. Second World War. Zeroes and Vals. Then I saw another group. Then another. Then another.
[A shadow glides on his face.]
She looked at me and said in a trembling voice "This is not a drill." I’ll never forget that look. Pure unadulterated terror. Kansens have memories of their first life and some members of Battleship Row are often subject of nightmares where they were reliving the attack over and over again. Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia were and are still very sensitive on that subject. And now, their worst nightmare had become a reality.
What did you do ?
Arizona and I ran to her ship – the closest one. As soon as we reached it, I sounded the General Quarters to wake up the others. At the same time, the first bombs dropped. I instinctively ducked, only to realize that we weren’t targeted. The planes were ignoring Battleship Row. Instead, they were going for the base’s infrastructures. You’r... keep reading on reddit ➡
I’m pretty sure that it’s common knowledge that UNSC vehicles are named after a variety of animals and wildlife, but I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about Covenant vehicle names. Now I’m sure this is also common knowledge but bear with me here, every single Covenant vehicle is named after a form of ghost. I’ll list off the names I can remember off of the top of my head and share the definition:
Ghost - an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.
Banshee - a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house.
Wraith - a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.
Scarab - a stone or faience beetle used in ancient Egypt as a talisman, ornament, and a symbol of resurrection. (This one’s weird, since it revolves around bringing the dead back to life, instead of being named after an undead)
Revenant - a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
I think this is amazing. How did Bungie think of these patterns for naming their vehicles? Whose idea was it?
Please name any others I forgot to mention here.
Entry: - Assassin’s Creed Origins
Timeline Covered: - 49-44 BCE
Place: - Egypt
332 BCE. Alexander the Great defeats the Persian Empire (Achaemenid Empire) – the Thirty-first Dynasty under Emperor Artaxerxes III, and invades Egypt. The Oracle of Amun in the Siwa Oasis proclaims him to be son of Amun. He gains the natives’ favor by showing respect for their religion – and founds a new polis, Alexandria, which became the capital city and a major center of Greek culture and trade. Following Alexander’s death in 323 BCE, his territories were divided among his generals, with Ptolemy taking over Egypt. While initially ruling in the name of the joint kings Philip III and Alexander IV, he soon claimed self-rule as the sole ruler. From 305 BCE, he took the title of King, and as Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty, which would rule Egypt for close to three centuries. The last phase of their rule manifests an extreme instability and dissatisfaction with the rule of the Ptolemy, fragmented by strife and civil wars. The end conflict between Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra VII was even accentuated by the arrival of the Romans. The result, Cleopatra was the last of the Pharaohs – ending both the rule of the Ptolemy and reign of Pharaoh in Egypt, as Egypt got annexed and assimilated in the Roman Empire, in 30 BCE.
At the centre of this power struggle during the end of the reign of Pharaohs in Egypt, Assassin’s Creed Origins places you in the role of Bayek of Siwa, a descendant of the Medjay order. While maintaining his own quest of vengeance, he will help initiate the movements which will change the course of the history of their lands, ending the Ptolemy – and the Medjay order – with the inception of a new creed – the Hidden Ones, serving as the precursors to what is to come – the Assassins Brotherhood.
As the 10th installment in the franchise, Origins was riding on some high expectations. Ubisoft, after deciding that their yearly cycle was not helping the series to survive, decided to delay the release of Origins to 2017, giving a one year gap for the series release cycle. They had clearly listened to the fans – as they were going to bring to life one of the highly requested settings for the series – Ancient Egypt. Development of Assassin's Creed Origins started in early 2014, directed by Ashraf Ismail and his team at Ubisoft Montreal, the development team that gave us Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In the respect of... keep reading on reddit ➡