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ROBERT MORRIS HOBO NICKEL - I WILL NOT DEFACE COINS - 1935 BUFFALO NICKEL

‘Hobo nickels’: The super-old-school art of hand-sculpted coins

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I like Amy Armstrong's novel hobo nickel design that mimics the famous movie poster for Jaws. The shark has already had a meal, but he's ready for more.-via Hobo Nickel Art.

"Life is tweet" engraved by Aleksey Saburov.

Hobo Nickels made in 2014 by Aleksey Saburov

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”     ~ Arthur Schopenhauer  Artist: Alex Ostrogradsky Hobo Nickel 1936:  Aztec Profile   ॐ lis

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer Artist: Alex Ostrogradsky Hobo Nickel 1936: Aztec Profile ॐ lis

"John Wayne" - Hobo Nickel made by Aleksey Saburov (2014)

Hobo Nickel "John Wayne" by Aleksey Saburov. ❣Julianne McPeters❣ no pin limits

Hobo Nickel "Old Fashioned Marathon" engraved by Aleksey Saburov.

"Old Fashioned Marathon" - hand-engraved Hobo Nickel by Aleksey Saburov

An extremely original work by Mr. John Hughey.....

An extremely original work by Mr.

ALEX OSTROGRADSKY HOBO NICKEL - TOGETHER - 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

ALEX OSTROGRADSKY HOBO NICKEL - TOGETHER - 1937 BUFFALO NICKEL

4th C. BCE. The greek letters Ε ϕ (phi) with the Bee on this silver coin indicates the ancient greek city of Ephesus (Turkey) - the obverse would show its other emblem -the stag. The honey bee and the stag are symbols of the Goddess Artemis. Priestesses of Artemis in greek are "melissae" - which translates to "honey bee." Hence,  Ephesus was the City of Artemis. The temple of Artemis was originally built for the mother Goddess Cybele ca. 2000 BCE.

Many Ancient Coins had the emblem of the honey bee, a symbol of wealth and power due in part to the fact that ancient society realized that the honeybee had such control over their food supply. (But why does that bee look more like a wasp?

Aleksey Saburov hand-engraving

Hobo Nickels hand engaved in 2015 by engraver designer Aleksey Saburov

Hobo Nickel "Cheers" by master engraver Aleksey Saburov.

Hobo Nickel "Cheers" by master engraver Aleksey Saburov.

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