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  1. image copyrightSuffolk Police image captionTitan the tortoise was loaded into a police van and returned to his owner A giant tortoise managed to make it about a mile across a town before being apprehended by police. Titan, who weighs in at a whopping nine stone (60kg), was found in Kesgrave, near Ipswich, on Friday. It took three police officers to lift the wayward pet into a van and drive him home to his worried owner. Richard Aston said it was a "mystery" how Titan made it that far as he had not broken through his shelter. "Maybe he teleported there," he said. When police called Mr Aston, he was not at home so had no idea his 35-year-old pet African sulcata tortoise was on the loose. "There was no sign of the fence being broken, and he can't jump over it - it's three feet high," he said.
  2. They will be turning it over and putting their knee on its neck . Note who they use latex gloves as well easy to throw away so nobody to blame , surely they are not afraid of catching covid off it
  3. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I always thought keith was into bourbon big time in geezer butler's book hes always on about it , all those long american tours i surpose
  4. Just looking through finished coin prices I noted on seller Lucido-8 sell a near fine copper farthing for £102 and yet a EF coin with lustre ( A really nice coin ) never got a bid at £100 starting price (Another seller) , totally weird. I also noted this seller seems to get consistantly good prices for really rarther poor coins . Is he shilling or does anyone suspect a rat ?
  5. that 1856 farthing discribed as A/Unc looks like it's been covered in gilt as well
  6. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Keith moon a top coin grader ? I thought hes having a party with freddie mercury and john bonham .
  7. copper123

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Northern ireland apparently
  8. 1859 farthings are rather rare and are popular you could sell them till the cows come home same with 1851 and 1852 , but there is no way that coin should have gone to much more than £25 esp as the other coin was listed at around the same time There again ebay does produce freak results for sellers every so often
  9. If you read what I said carefully lucido 8 's coin was in worse than fine (but described as good fine ) and fetched £102. The other seller had an EF coin and it never got a bid at only £100.
  10. copper123

    2021 coin found

    It's a 2p this year
  11. copper123

    2021 coin found

    You offered £2 I presume
  12. Maybe latant racism as well lets take the knee for him
  13. A "highly significant" and rare carved Roman phallus has been discovered by archaeologists working on finds unearthed during a major road upgrade. It was found on a broken millstone by experts along the route of the A14 in Cambridgeshire between 2017 and 2018. However, it has only just been put back together, revealing the penis. Archaeologists said it was one of only four known examples of Romano-British millstones decorated this way. During work on Highways England's £1.5bn upgrade of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, more than 300 querns (hand mills) and millstones were recovered by archaeologists MOLA Headland Infrastructure, working with partners Oxford Archaeology. The stone which recently revealed its genital markings had been preserved by being reversed and adapted for use as a bedstone, after being initially broken. Decorated querns and millstones of any date are extremely rare, with only four such Roman millstones discovered from around a total of 20,000 nationwide, said Steve Sherlock, Highways England's archaeology lead for the A14. He said phallic images were "seen as an important image of strength and virility in the Roman world, with it being common practice for legionaries to wear a phallus amulet, which would give them good luck before battle". image copyrightHighways England image captionDr Ruth Shaffrey with the millstone "This millstone is important as it adds to the evidence for such images from Roman Britain. "There were known associations between images of the phallus and milling, such as those found above the bakeries of Pompeii, one inscribed with 'Hic habitat felicitas' - 'You will find happiness here'," he said. Dr Ruth Shaffrey, from Oxford Archaeology, said: "As one of only four known examples of Romano-British millstones decorated this way, the A14 millstone is a highly significant find. "It offers insights into the importance of the mill to the local community and to the protective properties bestowed upon the millstone and its produce - the flour - by the depiction of a phallus on its upper surface. "In the Roman world the phallic image was found all over the place. It was associated with good luck." just like today when you might say "How they hangin'"
  14. Plenty pr****'s In Manchester - plenty holes in the road as well - I blame "The beast from the east" as long as its not racist .
  15. It could be lurcio off" Up pompeii." Oh I have just had a look and nay ,nay and thrice nay
  16. copper123

    Coin cabinet

    would settle for a nice view of the arno myself
  17. copper123

    Coin cabinet

    Judgeing on previous booms and busts in the houseing market - it is still caveat emptor in the property market . I must admit the last really big bear market (the one that led to goverment interference in the market being withdrawn (As in MIRAS tax relief) was in 1990-1993 long time ago now.
  18. copper123

    Using acetone to clean coins

    Flash by name flash by nature - queenie liked him a lot LOL
  19. copper123

    Using acetone to clean coins

    I have never ruined a coin by cleaning with acetone , nor have ever seen a ruined cleaned in acetone coin
  20. copper123

    Coin cabinet

    House prices have risen nearly 30% in my area in the last year allbeit from a low base.According to zoopla anyway. My god this thread would be at home in the daily Mail
  21. they do call it a HARD on
  22. I have seen that as well
  23. copper123

    Coin cabinet

    Coins and coin collecting are a luxury and an indulgance , mind you a few on here certainly think it adds to their lives
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