Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Scans: Women on Coins

My friend who picked up the bottles at a tag sale just brought in a bag of old coins.  I love old coins.
From Great Britain - a half penny.  She is surrounded by a ship in the right, signifying the might of the British Navy.  But I'm not sure what the tower on the left is all about  - Nelson's Monument?
From Italy.  There's a winged angel on her left shoulder, an olive branch in the right.

Note that the British figure is kinda scrawny, fully clothed, a warrior. The Italian figure is lush, has bare breasts, belly button shows -- she's a babe.   Does this surprise anyone?  Anyone?  I thought not.

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