Friday, October 26, 2007

Put The Fun Back Into Cleaning Your Crusty Coins!

I have often stated that if it was not for zapping I would have no interest in ancient coins. I always get excited when I receive a new batch of crusties and prepare to zap. I have shown the photo above on several occasions but I think it serves to demonstrate what one can do with a few bucks, a modicum of effort and a bit of guidance. Many of our new members have not seen the photo so I will share again and explain.

All the coins in the photo are coins I have zapped using reverse electrolysis. If you would like to learn the technique, you have a standing invitation to join our Yahoo Zapping Group. Just one thing, I would never encourage you to leave the group to which you now belong. I don't think I know one ancient coin enthusiast who does not belong to more than one coin group. Please feel free to come on over and let us teach you to clean your coins the "right" way! : )

I really do enjoy cleaning my coins and I also enjoy working with all members who demonstrate interest. I don't care if you have been around the groups for years. You still have the same invitation as a newbie has. Look at the coin photograph carefully and see what you think. If you like what you see then give our technique a shot. I have zapped over 5000 coins with great success. Our URL is as follows: I can teach you too! Thanks for reading and God Bless.. Jerry..

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Why Did Romans Have Three Names?

The source of the following information is from one of my wife's Bibles, "The Archaeological Study Bible."

Romans typically had three names: a praenomen, a nomen and a cognomen. The praenomen was a personal name, the nomen a clan name and the cognomen the name of a particular branch within the clan. Thus, in the name Gaius Julius Caesar, Gaius was the personal name (praenomen), Julius the name of the clan (nomen) and Caesar the name of the extended family or subclan (cognomen) within the Julian clan.

I found this tidbit of ancient history to be interesting. I hope you enjoy. God Bless.. Jerry..