[meteorite-list] Meteorite on Roman coin

From: Philip R. Burns <pib_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:32 2004
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At 08:08 PM 7/18/01 +0200, Bernd Pauli HD wrote:
>Julien.Courtois inquired:
> > Can somebody tell me more about the meteorite depicted on this coin?
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3D1256099348
> > according to the seller: "The conical stone, which stood at the center=
> > this temple, was found by archeologists a short distance from the=
> > It has been confirmed as a meteorite"
>Hello Julien and List,
>Almost the same coin is depicted and described in Burke's famous
>out-of-print book - I am sending you a scanned b&w copy of the
>coins shown on page 220 in a private mail. The same coins are
>also shown in Rolf B=FChler's classic book "Meteorite - Urmaterie
>aus dem Interplanetaren Raum" (p. 23).

There is a photo of this stone at:


As for the article, some of Mr. Trubshaw's ideas are quite heterodox but
interesting nonetheless if you've a penchant for mythology.

-- Philip R. "Pib" Burns
Received on Wed 18 Jul 2001 02:44:18 PM PDT

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