This is a gorgeous and highly wearable twisted silver bracelet, made to be worn by either a man or woman, and probably ultimately deposited in a hoard. Vikings hoarded precious metals, especially silver, to a great degree; for example, in Viking Scotland alone, we know of thirty-one Viking age hoards containing silver - and those are just the ones we know about - while Viking Ireland has nearly double that! Silver bracelets of all sizes were a huge component of hoards, and functioned as a wearable form of currency. This example is emblematic of the type.
Fenn is a millionaire who hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains. Adventure seekers look for clues based on a poem he published in his book, The Thrill of the Chase, with hopes of claiming the million-dollar treasure.
This is simultaneously the coolest and cringiest knife I have ever seen. Teenage (have we decided if I can be a teenager or not?) coolstuffifoundatgoodwill would have been all about this knife. Modern coolstuffifoundatgoodwill is still pretty into it.
Giá mà tối nay đi ngủ, sáng hôm sau dậy thấy
mình bé lại, đang học tiểu học hay mẫu giáo gì đó, há mồm chờ ăn sáng rồi lên
xe mẹ chở đến trường. Tự nhiên nghĩ rằng, nếu được thế thì tốt biết bao, nhất định
nhất định sẽ không mong lớn nhanh, không mong một mình ở nhà nữa. Nếu được thế,
gặp đứa ngày bé mình ghét nhất mình cũng sẽ không chửi nhau với nó, nhất định sẽ
xông đến ôm nó rồi bắt tay rối rít, “thế mới biết mày vẫn tốt chán so với
đứa tao ghét của rất nhiều năm sau này”.
Chalcedony Statuette of a Herm of Herakles, Roman Imperial, 2nd Century AD
While sculptures of bronze and marble are among the most well-known artistic legacies of Greece and Rome, ancient artists also produced fine works of sculpture in other materials such as terracotta, ivory, gold, silver, glass, and rare or semi-precious stone. Some artists possessed the remarkable skills needed to transform hard stone into miniature sculpture worthy of comparison with the finest works in bronze and marble. This extraordinary and finely made statuette of Herakles is just such an object. It stands out as a masterwork, even when considered among the small number of other stone statuettes that are known, and testifies to the superior talent of artists who created such luxuria during the Roman Imperial Period. This type of herm representing Herakles first appears in the Greek Hellenistic period and becomes prevalent during Roman Imperial times. This herm is supported by a golden pedestal of 18th century date, following a custom of the time for mounting such rare objects.