Behind the Craft - Goddess Cybele

Oct 06 , 2023

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Known as the Mother of the Gods, or ‘Magna Mater’, the origins of Cybele’s mythology lie not in Rome or Greece but in Phrygia, part of modern day T...

Behind the Craft - Una & The Lion 2024

Behind the Craft - Una & The Lion 2024

Oct 06 , 2023

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The legend of Una & the Lion dates back to Edmund Spencer’s epic 16th Century poem The Faerie Queene, believed to be an allegory for the life o...

Behind the Craft - Alice in Wonderland

Behind the Craft - Alice in Wonderland

Sep 07 , 2023

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It’s a very important date! Marking the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 125th Anniversary of the Death of Lewis Carroll, writer o...

Behind the Craft - Queen's Memorial

Behind the Craft - Queen's Memorial

Jul 27 , 2023

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The brave warrior goddess Britannia has been a symbol of British pride and power for over 2,000 years, often depicted wearing a Corinthian helmet a...

Behind the Craft - US Trade Dollar

Behind the Craft - US Trade Dollar

Jul 04 , 2023

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Trade Dollars were introduced in the 15th Century when the ‘Spanish Dollar’ became a standardised currency in international trade. Worth eight Span...

Behind the Craft - Boston Tea Party

Behind the Craft - Boston Tea Party

Jun 25 , 2023

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On December 16th 1773, American colonists fought back against unfair British taxation with a peaceful but powerful protest that became one of the f...

Behind the Craft - Sovereign 2023

Behind the Craft - Sovereign 2023

Jun 11 , 2023

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The Sovereign is one of the world’s most famous coins, first introduced in the 15th Century by Henry VII. 200 years later Britain’s economic crisis...

Behind the Craft - Mohur 2023

Behind the Craft - Mohur 2023

May 31 , 2023

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The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540. Introduced by the Mughal Emperor Sher Sh...