I'd like to see pics of some of the goodies.
Me too . E.g. Roman coins would be nice to see... and old books/equipment. Pictures, please...I'd like to see pics of some of the goodies.
Rocks definitely aren't the oldest thing in my house.Probably rocks my daughter brings in. Then... me I guess @ 34 years
So, I wonder what the modern buying power is compared to the ancient. When I saw that "Starter Pack," it occurred to me that there must be so many Roman coins still in existence that they are not particularly valuable at all. Given the 11 coins, the bulk of what you paid was undoubtedly for the silver one. But what you're really paying for is for someone to grade them, package them up, label them, advertise them, and ship them.gosh ... .from memory that pack of 11 coins cost me somewhere around AU$10 - 20 .... it wasn't a huge price to pay for some really old coins :)
Thanks to this post, I'm seriously thinking of getting such a pack, I really like such kind of things (by the way, I just googled for "Roman coins starter pack", and this thread came up as #4 on the list ).gosh ... .from memory that pack of 11 coins cost me somewhere around AU$10 - 20 .... it wasn't a huge price to pay for some really old coins :)
I have a can of garbanzo beans in my pantry that expired in 1963 (have no idea when it was bought).
Funny thing is I've always wondered why I always seem to have a can of garbanzo beans in every house I've lived in when I don't even know what they're used for. All this time, it must have been the same can.
BobG's garbanzo beans are so old, it would probably be better to make humus out of them.Garbanzo is just Spanish for chickpeas. They can be used in soups, stews, or salads. You can also make hummus from them.
View attachment 81538ahhh found them :)
CoolAccording to the description in the paper for davenn's Roman coins, one of them is a silver denarius. Of interest, at least to me, is that if you buy nails at the hardware store, they will have sizes like 12 penny and 16 penny, but written as 12d and 16d. The 'd' in the size has its roots in the Roman coin, denarius.