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Galileo Galilei, brilliant and experimental

Laatste update op 18 November 201715 February 1564 Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy (1564-1642). You probably know the town from the tilted tower. According to the Dutch Observatory (Volkssterrenwacht) Galileo was a brilliant theoreticus amongst other things as a skilled inventor, an experimental instrument builder and a meticulous Read more…

Oselle, munten in Museum Correr
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Oselle: red-legged female ducks

Laatste update op 18 November 2017Oselle are tokens that were made for the doge to give away to nobility. They were coined for the first time by doge Antonio Grimani (1521-1523). Actually these oselle do not concern coins, but ducks! An interesting piece of the Venetian history. Buying off hunting Read more…

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