And here's another topic which grew legs: coins and medals containing bits of, or otherwise relating to meteorites.
Regarding the brief note on Halley's Comet, Leon Saryan writes:
There is a speculation that a certain series of ancient Armenian coins of Tigranes depicting a comet are intended to represent Halley's Comet which passed over the area ca. 87 B.C. A publication on this topic appeared in an astronomy journal. Here is a citation:
V. G. Gurzadyan and R. Vardanyan (4 August 2004). "Halley's Comet of 87 BCE on the coins of Armenian king Tigranes?". Astronomy & Geophysics 45 (4): 4.06. arXiv:physics/0405073. Bibcode 2004A&G....45d...6G. doi:10.1046/j.1468-4004.2003.45406.x.
Here's a link to one of the citations Leon listed:
George Cuhaj submitted this web site link:
Cook Islands in 2009 commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Moon exploration with a coin and a rock fragment, and a 400th anniversary of Mars Observations with a Mars fragment (Cook Islands 680 and 681 on Numismaster.com). Another Moon Landing with fragment coin from 2008 at 766.
Cook islands also did a Pultusk Meteorite coin in 2008, with a fragment. Cook Islands 618. And Brenham Meteor in 2007, KM 763.
40th Anniversary of Moon exploration
400th anniversary of Mars Observations
Moon Landing with fragment
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