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Imaginary reconstruction of the agora of Sparta. In the background, the Acropolis. In the foreground, the statue of Hermes Agoraeus with young Dionusus. On the right, the Persian stoa which housed the spoils of the Persian wars. In the background, the sanctuary of Moirai with Orpheus's grave.
Tags: Acropoleis, Acropolis of Sparta, Agora of Sparta, Ancient agorae, Ancient temples, Animals, Architecture and built environment, Art and antiquities, Costume - Hats and headwear, Economic activities, Equids, Greece, Horses, Human types, Imaginary representations - Reconstructions, Laconia, Merchants / Traders, Peloponnese, Professions, Shops, Sparta, Women
A raft crosses Tigres river at Mosul, Irak.
Tags: Animals, Arabs, Architecture and built environment, Boats and ships, Camels, Commerce, Costume - Hats and headwear, Economic activities, Ethnic groups, Everyday objects / Domestic utensils and vessels, French, Houses, Irak, Mosul, Professions, Rafts, Rivers, Social sphere and everyday life, Tigres river
1-2: Golden coins of the Sultanate of Golkonda, India. 3-4: Coins of the kingdom of Visapur, India. 5,6. Coins of the Maharajah of Karnataka, India. 7-8. Coins of the Maharajah of Vellore, India. 9-12. Coins of the Maharajahs of Karnataka and Vellore. 13-17. Coins of the region of Coromandel at the eastern coast of India.
Coins bearing the symbols of astrological signs. They were commissioned by emperor Shah Mugal Jahan in honour of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, and minted in the twenty-four hours that he permitted her to reign in his place.
1-4. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India). 5-6. Coins of the kingdom od Arakan (today in Burma). 7-10 Coins of the kingdom of Pegu (today Bago in Burma). 11 -12. Coins of the kingdom of Assam (today in India).
1,2. Coins minted by English merchants and colonists of Fort Saint George at Madras (today Chennai), India. 3-8. Coins minted by Dutch merchants and colonists of Pulicat (today Pazhaverkadu), India.
1. Pearl belonging to the king of Persia. According to the author the pearl was bought from an Arab merchant of Katifa in 1633 for 32.000 toman. 2. Pearl belonging to the Mongol king of India. 3. Pearl sold by the author to the governor of Bengal, uncle of the Mongol king of India. 4. Pearls belonging to the Mongol king of India.
1. Diamond belonging to the Mongol king of India. 2. Diamond belonging to the Duke of Tuscany. 3. Rough diamond of 242 carats. The author states that this was the bigger diamond he ever saw at the hands of the merchants of India. 4. Rough diamond bought by the author at Ahmedabad, India. 5. Finished diamond. 6. Rough diamond bought by the author in India. 7,8. Rough and finished diamond, of a total weight of 104 carats. The diamonds were bought by an affluent Danish merchant in the presence of the author.
The palace of Dolmabahçe, Istanbul.
Tags: Animals, Architecture and built environment, Boats and ships, Bosporus, Children, Costume - Hats and headwear, Dolmabahçe - Dolmabahçe Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı), Economic activities, Fans, Horses, Human types, Istanbul, Itinerant traders, Natural environment, Ottoman architecture, Ottoman monuments, Ottoman palaces, Professions, Social sphere and everyday life, Thrace, Turkey, Views, Women
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