The mint colored sundress flared out from its slim waistband as she moved.
Besides the ministry which had come with the regent, Reorgan- the council of state, and the departments of the four ization on ministries of home, finances, war and marine then Portu- existing, there were created in the course of one year a supreme court of justice, a board of patronage and administration of the property of the church and military orders, an inferior court of appeal, the court of exchequer and royal treasury, the royal mint, bank of Brazil, royal printing-office, powder-mills on a large scale, and a supreme military court.
Within the town are situated the smelting-works, the mint, and a Government weapon factory.
The Royal Mint is on Tower Hill.
In this are included the expenses of the administration of both the central and provincial departments of the finance ministry, the mint, charitable allowances, expenses and presents in connexion with the holy cities (£T121,410), pension funds of state officials (£7628,038), administrative allowance made to the agricultural bank (ET225,380) and various other expenses.
The 2nd and 3rd centuries, indeed, are the high-water mark of its prosperity: and it still possessed a mint in the 4th century A.D.
After Augustus the mint was finally closed.
Meanwhile the Italian mint coined thalers bearing the portrait of King Humbert, with an inscription referring to the Italian protectorate, and on the 1st of January 1890 a royal decree conferred upon the colony the name of Eritrea.
A private mint was established in 1860.
In 1582 Sir Archibald was appointed master of the mint in Scotland, with the sole charge of superintending the mines and minerals within the realm, and this office he held till his death in 1608.
The principal secular buildings are the castle, the mint and the arsenal.
Herodotus further states that Pheidon established a system of weights and measures throughout Peloponnesus, to which Ephorus and the Parian Chronicle add that he was the first to coin silver money, and that his mint was at Aegina.
It is usually stated, on the authority of Ephorus, that Pheidon of Argos established a mint in Aegina.
Among the public buildings are the capitol, the United States government building, a United States mint, and a state orphans' home; in the vicinity are the state prison and a United States government school for Indians.
The Walscher Hof, formerly a royal residence and mint, was built at the end of the 13th century, and the Gothic Steinerne Haus, which since 1849 serves as town-hall, contains one of the richest archives in Bohemia.
Totnes (Toteneis, Totten) was a place of considerable importance in Saxon times; it possessed a mint in the reign of 'Ethelred, and was governed by a portreeve.
C. Roberts-Austen introduced it at the London mint; and it has also been used at Pretoria.
Among its principal buildings are the castle, several Roman Catholic (from the 13th and 14th centuries) and Lutheran churches, a Franciscan monastery (founded 1634), the town-hall, and the mint where the celebrated Kremnitz gold ducats were formerly struck.
The mint, erected and organized by Europeans, was opened in 1871.
The existing London Mint was erected on Tower Hill in 1810.
The production in Rutherford and Burke counties and their vicinity was so great, and transportation to the United States Mint at Philadelphia so difficult, that from 1831 to 1857 gold was privately coined in I, 22 and 5 dollar pieces bearing the mark of the coiner " C. Bechtler, Rutherford county, N.C."
In 1718 Sir Isaac Newton was made master of the Mint, and in that capacity as contractor for the coinage he amassed a considerable fortune.
The Calcutta mint was established by the East India Company in 1757, but other mints in Bengal continued to be used till about 1835, when the Calcutta mint was rebuilt.
For the same reason the Biblioteca Marciana with its 350,000 volumes was moved to the Old Mint, opposite the ducal palace.
The principal modern buildings are the Mint, the Prince of Wales' hospital (commemorating the visit of King Edward VII.
Among its buildings are the cathedral, dating from 1553 and once noted for its wealth; the president's palace and halls of congress, which are no longer occupied as such by the national government; the cabildo, or town-hall; a mint dating from 1572; the courts of justice, and the university of San Xavier, founded in 1624, with faculties of law, medicine and theology.
of the budget, and include in the first place the salt revenue (£T1, 227,750), which is assigned to the Public Debt Administration, and tobacco revenues of which the larger part, £ T86 5,737, is assigned to the same administration, the total (including share of Tumbeki profit) producing £T965,754; the remaining monopolies are: fixed payment from the Tumbeki Company, £T40,000; explosives, £T106,323; seignorage (Mint), £T10,466; and posts and telegraphs, £T912,129.
On his father's transference to Berlin, as director of the mint, the boy was sent to the Joachimsthal gymnasium there; his brilliant talents, however, did not develop until later, when at the university of Konigsberg he fell under the influence of Kant.
In Anglo-Saxon and Norman times it possessed a mint, and it is called a borough in the Pipe Rolls of Henry II., but it was not then in a flourishing condition.
The Villa Munichen or Forum ad monachos, so called from the monkish owners of the ground on which it lay, was first called into prominence by Duke Henry the Lion, who established a mint here in 1158, and made it the emporium for the salt coming from Hallein and Reichenhall.
In Canning's ministry he was master of the mint, and when Lord Goderich succeeded to the lead Tierney was admitted to the cabinet; but he was already suffering from ill-health and died suddenly at Savile Row, London, on the 25th of January 1830.
The antimony, or Guss and Fluss, method was practised up till 1846 at the Dresden mint; it is only applicable to alloys containing more than 50% of gold.
Refining by sulphuric acid, the process usually adopted for separating gold from silver, was first employed on the large scale by d'Arcet in Paris in 1802, and was introduced into the Mint refinery, London, by Mathison in 1829.
Lugudunum controlled the trade of its two rivers, and that which passed from northern Gaul to the Mediterranean or vice versa; it had a mint; it was the capital of all northern Gaul, despite its position in the south, and its wealth was such that, when Rome was burnt in Nero's reign, its inhabitants subscribed largely to the relief of the Eternal City.
Other buildings of interest are the museum of industrial art; the so-called "Pope's house," built in 1517 by Adrian Floriszoon Boeyens, afterwards Pope Adrian VI., and a native of Utrecht; the royal mint of Holland; the Fleshers' Hall (1637); the home for the aged, occupying a 14th-century mansion; the town hall (1830); and the large hospital prison and barracks.
Steam-power was applied to them by Matthew Boulton and Watt in Birmingham in 1788, and was adopted by the Royal Mint, London, in 1810.
the principal officers of the Mint were the master, who manufactured the coin under a contract, the warden or paymaster who acted on behalf of the Crown, the assay master (also a king's officer) who was responsible for the fineness of the coin, the cuneator or superintendent of the engravers of the dies, and the moneyer.
The present administration of the English Mint is based on arrangements made in 1870, when the establishment was reorganized.
The office of master of the Mint is held by the chancellor of the exchequer for the time being, without salary, but the actual administrative work of the department is entrusted to the deputy master and comptroller.
The receipt of bullion and the delivery of coin from the Mint is under the charge of the chief clerk, the manufacture of coin is in the hands of the superintendent of the operative department, and the valuation of the bullion by assay, and matters relating to the fineness of the coin are entrusted to the chemist and assayer.
The date of the establishment of the Mint in the Tower of London is unknown.
(1124-1153) and ceased in 1709, two years after the Act of Union, in which it had been expressly stipulated that a mint should be continued in Scotland.
In India 3 the earliest English mint was that at Madras which was bought by the East India Company in 1620, reorganized more than once and finally closed in 1869.
A branch mint of the United States was established in 1837 at Charlotte.
The cardinal therefore obtained a bull from Pope Paul II., permitting him to recall his original donation, and in a letter dated from the baths of Viterbo, May 13th, 1468, he made over his library to the republic. The principal treasures of the collection, including splendid Byzantine book-covers, the priceless codices of Homer, the Grimani Breviary, an early Dante, &c., are exhibited under cases in the Sala Bessarione in the Zecca or mint where the library has been installed.
They then reigned over the two dioceses of Lescar and Oloron; but their capital was Morlaas, where they had a mint which was famous throughout the middle ages.
Many fine buildings are to be seen - the various public offices, the arsenal, the mint, the palaces of various princes and, in addition to these, schools, hospitals, markets and Christian churches of many denominations, chiefly Roman Catholic. There are four railway stations in Bangkok,the termini of the lines which connect the provinces with the capital.
Among other institutions are the new post office, begun in 1902 and finished in 1907; the Mineria, occupied by the schools of mining and engineering; the military school, occupying a part of the castle of Chapultepec; the Iturbide palace, now occupied as a hotel; the Iturbide theatre, occupied by the chamber of deputies, for which a new legislative palace to cost 2,500,000 pesos was under construction in 1909; the new palace of justice; the old mint, dating from 1537; the new penitentiary, completed in 190o; the Panteon, with its monuments to the most celebrated Mexicans; the new general hospital; the jockey club on Plaza Guardiola, a new university (1910) and new school edifices of modern design.
The origin of the word " mint " is ascribed to the manufacture of silver coin at Rome in 269 B.C. at the temple of Juno Moneta.'
Boulton and Watt's screw press, invented in 1788 and used at the Royal Mint until 1881, was worked by atmospheric pressure applied to a piston.
8 As the work of the Mint became more extensive and more complicated other officers were added and their duties were varied from time to time.
The Bombay mint was set up about the year 1671, but the coins were made by hammer and anvil until 1800.
A mint was opened in Hong-Kong in 1866 but was closed in 1868 and the machinery sold to Japan.
A mint at Ottawa was opened in 1908 for the manufacture of all Canadian coins as well as English sovereigns.
In the United States the Philadelphia mint was opened in 1792, but only manual or horse power was used until 1836, when steam was introduced.
In most European countries a single mint situated at the capital is found to be sufficient, but there are six mints in the German Empire and two in Austria-Hungary.
His extreme impecuniosity made him from the first subservient to the Polish senate and nobles (szlachta), who deprived him of the control of the mint - then one of the most lucrative sources of revenue of the Polish kings - curtailed his prerogative, and generally endeavoured to reduce him to a subordinate position.
According to Herodotus, the first mint was probably that established by Gyges in Lydia towards the end of the 8th century B.C. for the coining of gold, silver and electrum, an 1 Lenormant, La Monnaie dans l'antiquite', i.
The coinage of Mexico, now concentrated at the mint in the capital (all others having been closed) is based (since November 28, 1867) on the decimal system - the peso being divided into 100 centavos - and consists of gold, silver, nickel and bronze coins, whose weight and fineness are determined by the monetary law of 1904.
The Franklin Mint: Multiple designs and widths for men and women.
You'll find plenty of hues, including neutrals like black, grey, brown and ivory, as well as bold shades like pink, red, yellow, orange and mint, to name a few.
Visit The United State's Mint website, and check out the links provided, including "Collector's Club" and "Historian's Corner".
With a little bit of work and careful consideration about what is and isn't included, a nice apartment doesn't have to cost a mint.
Bagged salad is also approved as are organic produce and herbs, such as mint, cilantro and parsley.
In Europe you can break the bank paying for a fancy bed or spend a little less and skip the mint on your pillow.
The watch should sell for around $500 in mint condition, so be careful of how much you bid or offer to pay for this piece.
Unfortunately, the clasp in the flipping mechanism has failed in many of these vintage watches, so you may have a hard time locating a working model that is in mint condition.
The stripes began appearing around the turn of the 20th century, along with the mint flavoring.
Mint Printables - This site has not only printable cards but also party invitations, gift bags, lists, tags and gift bag patterns.
If you think you may kiss during your date, use a breath mint so that you feel fresh and ready.
You can also play this game by keeping a mint in the back of your mouth and challenging your partner to kiss you to get it.
He supported the Reform party steadily by his vote, and in 1830 was made president of the Board of Trade and master of the Mint.
Second in importance to George Street is Pitt Street, which runs parallel to it from the Circular Quay to the railway station; Macquarie Street runs alongside the Domain and contains a number of public buildings, including the treasury, the office of public works, the houses of parliament and the mint.
Descending the street, towards the west are passed in succession the old buildings of the Bavarian national museum, the government buildings in which the Composite style of Maximilian has been most consistently carried out, and the mint.
It possesses an arsenal and a mint.
established a mint.
It was employed in 1797 at the St Petersburg mint.
It was proposed in 1838 by Lewis Thompson, but it was only applied commercially after Miller's improvements in 1867, when it was adopted at the Sydney mint.
There are also mints at Osaka, Bangkok and Teheran, and the Seoul mint was at work in 1904.
In England, in the middle ages, the king was accustomed to send in to the mint the produce of his own silver mines, and claimed the exclusive privilege of purchasing the precious metals.
The right of levying seigniorage, however, was sometimes waived by the king to encourage his subjects to bring gold and silver to the mint, and several instances are recorded in which the aid of alchemists was called in to effect the transmutation of baser metals into gold.
Seigniorage was abolished for both gold and silver in 1666, when it was provided that no charge should be made at the Mint for coining and assaying.
At present all gold bullion brought to the Mint is weighed and portions are cut off for assay.
As a considerable time elapses between the receipt of bullion by the Mint and the delivery of the coin, it is generally 1 Grueber, op. cit.
Hocking, Catalogue of Coins in the Royal Mint, i.
Silver bullion, and the copper, tin and zinc required to make up bronze, are bought by the Mint and manufactured into coin, which is kept in stock and issued as it may be required.
In return, the Mint receives at its nominal value for recoinage the worn gold and silver coin which is withdrawn from circulation by the Bank of England and some other banks.
In spite of the cost of this recoinage, however, the profit on the issue of new silver and bronze usually exceeds in each year the total expenditure of the Mint.
The average deficiency in weight of worn silver coin received at the Mint is from 8 to 10%, and the mean age somewhat less than 50 years.
A refinery was attached to the London Mint from 1816 to 1851, but was then let on lease and left to private enterprise.
Among the incidental operations are (a) the valuation of the bullion by weighing and assaying it; (b) " rating" the bullion, or calculating the amount of copper to be added to make up the standard alloy; (c) recovering the values from ground-up crucibles, ashes and floor sweepings (the Mint " sweep "); (d) assaying the melted bars; (e) " pyxing " the finished coin or selecting specimens to be weighed and assayed; (f) " telling " or counting the coin.
At the Royal Mint gold is melted in crucibles about 10 in.
At the Denver mint the crucibles are used for from twelve to fifteen meltings with oil fuel, whereas they were soon destroyed when gas was employed.
The melting losses amount to about 0.2 per moo of gold and o 6 per loon of silver in the Royal Mint.
The residues (the Mint " sweep ") are sold to refiners or ore-smelters.
The power required for breaking down mint bars amounts to from 25 to 35 h.p. The bars are fed to the rolls by hand.
In some mints the fillets are annealed frequently, the fillets for one-mark pieces at the Berlin mint, for example, being annealed four times in the course of rolling.
At the Vienna mint the practice has been to anneal silver bars after each passage through the rolls.
In the Royal Mint silver bars are annealed once during rolling by passing through a Bates & Peard gas furnace.
It was introduced by Sir John Barton at the Royal Mint in 1816 and was abandoned there in 1905.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the master of the Mint, finding the allowance under his contract to be insufficient, availed himself of the remedy on the silver coinage, which amounted to 6±d.
The cutting machine used in the Mint is shown in fig.
The cutting machines at the Mint work at 160 revolutions per minute, so that each of the eleven machines would be capable of cutting 19,200 blanks in an hour if it could be fed continuously.
At the Royal Mint the blanks are passed between the parallel faces of a revolving steel plate and fixed block.
The at the Mint strike from 90 to 125 coins per minute, most of them working at the rate of Iio coins per minute.
press in use at the Royal Mint since 1882 is shown in figs.
In 1851 these balances, improved by Richard Pitcher, were introduced at the Royal Mint, and modifications of them are now used at most foreign mints.
For mint use it is necessary that they shall distinguish between " light," " heavy " and " good " coins which do not differ from standard by more than the small weight known as the " remedy " (see above).
The balances used in the Royal Mint were further improved by J.
The driving power is applied by shafting through a number of cams. In the Royal Mint both light and heavy coins are returned to the melting pot.
Since 1870 no adjusting of the weight of coins has been attempted at the Royal Mint.
The coin is counted and packed into bags for despatch from the Mint.
- Periodical examinations of the coins issued by the Mint have been made from very early times in England by persons appointed by the Crown.
A full account of the work of the Mint, with valuable tables giving the amount of the coinage of gold and silver and bronze in the United Kingdom and the colonies in detail, and a résumé of the coinages of foreign countries, will be found in the Annual Reports of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Mint, which have been published since 1870.
The suspension of cash payment by the Austro-Hungarian Bank was continued, but the bank was bound to provide, by every means at its disposal, that the value of its notes as quoted on foreign bourses should be permanently secured in proportion to the parity of the legal mint standard of the krone currency.
The mint, the arsenal and several convents (now ruined or converted to other uses) are also noteworthy.
In 1823 he entered parliament as secretary to the treasury, and in 1827 became chancellor of the exchequer under Lord Goderich; but in consequence of internal differences, arising partly out of a slight put upon Herries, the ministry was broken up, and in 1828 he was appointed master of the mint.
In 1902, owing to the serious depreciation of the value of silver, the Siamese mint was closed to free coinage, and an arrangement was made providing for the gradual enhancement of the value of the tical until a suitable value should be attained at which it might be fired.: This measure was successful, the value of the tical having thereby been increased from 'Id.
(1198-1230) established here a mining-office and a mint.
A mint at Yun-nan Fu issued annually ior,000,000 cash.
It has several old churches, a college, two seminaries founded about 1870 by the French Lazarists, who have restored and occupy the old Jesuit convent, and a mint established in 1749.
He was commissioner for improving the streets and buildings of London, for examining into the affairs of charitable foundations, commissioner of the Mint, and of foreign plantations.
In the 3rd century, under Gallienus and Probus, the city contained the chief imperial mint and treasury; and an engraved coffer, found in Croatia, dating from the 4th century, and representing the five foremost cities of the Empire, includes Siscia along with Rome, Byzantium, Carthage and Nicomedia.
Verified " Parliamentary Copies " of the imperial standard are placed at the Royal Mint, with the Royal Society, at the Royal Observatory, and in the Westminster Palace.
Other public buildings include the mint, the observatory, the Victoria markets, the Melbourne hospital, the general post office, the homoeopathic hospital, the custom house and the Alfred hospital.
In the hope of relieving his financial difficulties, the king erected a mint, where money was coined of the "worst kind of old brass, guns and the refuse of metals, melted down together," of the nominal value of £1,568,800, with which his troops were paid, and tradesmen were compelled to receive it under penalty of being hanged in case of refusal.
Hocking, Catalogue of the Coins, &c., in the Museum of the Royal Mint, 1906).
1556), who was succeeded at the Paris mint by his brother Antoine.
Introduced into England by one Eloye Mestrel in 1561, it was used for twelve years, and was then abandoned owing to the opposition of the mint officials to Mestrel, who was executed for counterfeiting and striking money outside the precincts of the Tower of London; but it was again introduced by one Peter Blondeau in 1662, when it permanently superseded hammering.
The total oatput of gold and silver in the United States according to the tables published by the Director of the Mint has been as follows :
Other important edifices and institutions are the university, with its schools of law and medicine, the mint, built in 1811, the modern national college and high schools, a public library of over 28,000 volumes, an episcopal seminary, an academy of fine arts, the Teatro Degollado, and the large modern granite building of the penitentiary.
Previous to 1906 this coin was minted in England, but in that year a branch of the royal mint was established at Ottawa.
Aquileia; it became a naval station and, probably, the seat of the correctorVenetiarum et Histriae; a mint was established here, the coins of which are very numerous, and the bishop obtained the rank of patriarch.
in 1843, and after working under Liebig at Giessen was appointed chemist to the Munich mint in 1845.
His first step was to recover control of the mint, and place it in the hands of capable middle-class merchants and bankers, like Caspar Beer, Jan Thurzo, Jan Boner, the Betmans, exiles for conscience' sake from Alsace, who had sought refuge in Poland under Casimir IV., Justus Decyusz, subsequently the king's secretary and historian, and their fellows, all practical economists of high integrity who reformed the currency and opened out new ways for trade and commerce.
The reorganization of the mint alone increased the royal revenue by 210,000 gulden a year and enabled Sigismund to pay the expenses of his earlier wars.
Forcing is the accelerating, by special treatment, of the growth of certain plants, which are required to be had in leaf, in flower or in fruit before their natural season, - as, for instance, the leaves of mint at Eastertide or the leafstalks of sea-kale and rhubarb at Christmas, the flowers of summer in the depth of winter, or some of the choicest fruits perfected so much before their normal period as to complete, with the retarded crops of winter, the circle of the seasons.
In this way such herbs as basil, marjoram, mint, sage, savory, thyme, balm, chamomile, horehound, hyssop and rue, as well as parsley, may be had throughout the season with almost the full flavour of the fresh herb.
Commence or continue the forcing of the various choice fruits, as vines, peaches, figs, cherries, strawberries, &c: Pot roots of mint and place in heat to produce sprigs for mint sauce.
Tauentzien was not only a general in the Prussian army, but governor of Breslau, and director of the mint.
There is a United States assay office, established as a branch mint in 1837, during the days of North Carolina's great importance as a gold producing state, and closed from 1861 to 1869.
From 1789 to 1795 he sat as a member of the national House of Representatives, and from 1795 until 1805 he was the director of the United States mint at Philadelphia.
In Morocco and generally throughout North Africa there is a considerable demand for green tea, which is drunk hot out of glasses, the liquor being almost saturated with sugar and strongly flavoured with mint.
The town received a charter in 1229 and derived some importance from the mint which the dukes of Burgundy founded in it.
Proceeding a step farther in the same direction, he now promised to erect no new toll-centre, or mint, on the lands of the spiritual princes, and to allow no towns to be built thereon.
gave the abbey a market, a right of toll and a mint; and after the bishop of Hildesheim and the archbishop of Mainz had long contested with each other about its supervision, Pope Innocent III.
They come straight from the Mint, and have their edges unmilled.
The little principality of Dombes showed in some respects signs of a vigorous life; the prince's mint and printing works at Trevoux were long famous, and the college at Thoissey was well endowed and influential.
A circular building identified (bv Svoronos) as the Attic mint in the Peloponnesian War, was cleared, and a fine archaic relief of an ephebe crowning himself was discovered.
argent en plate, vessel d'argent, &c."; and apparently it is connected with bouillon, the sense of "boiling" being transferred in English to the melting of metal, so that bullion in the passage quoted meant "melting-house" or "mint."
At the beginning and end of their meal they drink a strongly sweetened liquid-made from green tea and mint.
In 1696 he was, although a zealous Tory, appointed deputy comptroller of the mint at Chester, and (August 19, 1698) he received a commission as captain of the "Paramour Pink" for the purpose of making extensive observations on the conditions of terrestrial magnetism.
Simultaneously with its incorporation by Henry the Lion, duke of Saxony, who presented the city with its own mint toll and market, there appears a magistracy of six, chosen probably by the Vogt from the Schtifen (scabini, probi homines).
The principal heads of revenue are land, opium, salt, stamps, excise, customs, assessed taxes, forests, registration and tributes from native states; and the chief heads of expenditure are charges of collection, interest, post-office, telegraph and mint, civil departments, famine relief and insurance, railways, irrigation, other public works and army.
He had been a member of the consultative committee on arts and manufactures since 1805; he was attached to the "administration des poudres et salpetres" in 1818, and in 1829 he received the lucrative post of assayer to the mint.
In 1727, on the death of Sir Isaac Newton, he was offered by the court the place of master of the mint, worth on an average from £1200 to £1500 a year.
The coins chiefly in use were (i) copper cash, which were strung in hundreds on strings of straw, and, as about 911 weight was equal to one shilling, were excessively cumbrous, but were nevertheless valued at their face value; (ii) nickel coins, which, being profitable to mint, were issued in enormous quantities, quickly depreciated, and were moreover extensively forged.
Other interesting buildings are the orphanage (1616), containing some 17th and 18th century portraits and ancient leather hangings; the weigh-house (1559), the upper story of which was once used by the Surgeons' Gild, several of the windowpanes (dating chiefly from about 1640), being decorated with the arms of various members; the former mint (r61 I); and the ancient assembly-house of the dike-reeves of Holland and West Friesland.
Medellin, the foundation of which dates from 1674, stands in the valley of the Porce, a tributary of the Cauca, and is reputed to be one of the healthiest as well as one of the most attractive cities of the republic. It has a university, national college, school of mines and other educational institutions, assaying and refining laboratories, a public library and a mint.
The city also possesses a well-equipped mint, little used in recent years.
permission to establish a mint and a market.
West of the palace are the offices of the majority of the ministries, some of them in the former buildings of the Royal Mint.
On the island of Kungsholm, south of Vasastad, are the Caroline medical institute, several hospitals, the principal of which is the Serafimer (1752), the royal mint and factories.
In addition there are various government works, as the mint and printing works.
Sigtuna, lying on the shore of a far-reaching northern arm of Lake Malar, also a royal residence and the seat of the first mint in Sweden, where English workmen were employed by King Olaf at the beginning of the 11th century, was destroyed in the 12th century.
This was owing to the depreciation of the copper coir~age from 1896 onwards, consequent upon there being an excess of coinage due to the excessive quantities formerly put in circulation from the mint.
The departments that had a vizir at their head were the following: court, ceremonies, shahs secretarial department, interior, correspondence between court and governors, revenue accounts and budget, finance, treasury, outstanding accounts, foreign affairs, war, army accounts, military stores, arsenals, justice, commerce, mines and industries, agriculture and Crown domains, Crown buildings, public works, public instruction, telegraphs, posts, mint, religious endowments and pensions, customs, press.
The revenues from rents and leases of state monopolies are derived from posts, telegraphs, mines, mint, forests, banks, fisheries, factories, &c., and amount to about 110,000 per annum.
Towards the end of 1853, after having spent two years at University College, where his favourite subjects were chemistry and botany, he unexpectedly received the offer of the assayership to the new mint.
Alwar was the first native state to accept a currency struck at the Calcutta mint, of the same weight and assay as the imperial rupee, with the head of the British sovereign on the obverse.
Such are Pioneer Hall, the home of the Society of California Pioneers (1850), endowed by James Lick; Portsmouth Square, where the flag of the United States was raised on the 8th of July 1846, and where the Committee of Vigilance executed criminals in 1851 and 1856; Union Square, a fashionable shopping centre, decorated with a column raised in honour of the achievements of the United States Navy in the Spanish-American War of 1898;; also the United States Branch Mint, associated with memories of the early mining days (the present mint dates only from 1874).
wild mint), founded on a little cove of the same name S.E.
The silver coins are of the denominations of 1 boliviano, or 100 centavos, 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos, and the issue of these coins from the Potosi mint is said to be about 1,500,000 bolivianos a year.
The silver mining companies are required by law to send to the mint 20% of their product.
It had a market, a mint and two churches, and the borough contained 123 burgages.
purposes; the old mint; the hospital for aged men and women (beginning of 17th century); the weigh-house (1609); the town hall, in which the states of West Friesland formerly met; and the old court-house, which dates from the beginning of the 17th century, though parts of it are older, containing a modern museum and some early portraits.
At a short distance from this line are the new town-hall, the mint, the imperial bank and the royal theatre.
By another clause in this treaty the Company was permitted to establish a mint, the visible sign in India of territorial sovereignty, and the first coin, still bearing the name of the Delhi emperor, was issued on the igth of August 1757.
553, and under the Lombards it was the residence of a duke or marquis and had the privilege of a mint.
The first mail steamer arrived in August 1852, and in 1853 a branch of the Royal Mint was established at Sydney.
Mumford, who had torn down a United States flag placed by Farragut on the United States mint; and for this execution he was denounced (Dec. 1862) by President Davis as "a felon deserving capital punishment," who if captured should be reserved for execution.
The bank, which was granted a monopoly of banking business in the empire for fifty years, has a capital of Lsoo,000, has the power to issue notes, to mint the Abyssinian coinage, and to engage in commercial operations.
It was used as a treasury for the regalia and other articles of value in early times, and here were kept the standard coins of the realm used in the trial of the pyx now carried out at the Mint.
All taxes and customs dues must be paid in gold, and, owing to the small quantities issued from the Rumanian mint, foreign gold is current, especially French 20-franc pieces (equal at par to 20 lei), Turkish gold lire (22.70), Old Russian Imperials (20.60) and English sovereigns of (25.22).
Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, is provided with an electrolytic refining establishment, several assaying laboratories, and a mint.
In the extreme west the borough includes within its bounds the historic Tower of London, the Royal Mint and the fine Tower Bridge over the Thames.
The most notable of the civil buildings are the hotel de ville, a modern building with a belfry of the 14th century, and the old Hotel des Monnaies, the papal mint which was built in 1610 and is now used as a music-school.
Thetford owned a royal mint in the 9th century and was a flourishing town when the Conqueror acquired it.
He had previously consulted Newton upon the subject of the recoinage, and on the opportunity occurring he appointed Newton to the post of warden of the mint.
Mr Overton, the warden of the mint, is made one of the Commissioners of Customs, and the king has promised me to make Mr Newton warden of the mint.
'Tis the chief office in the mint: 'tis worth five or six hundred pounds per annum, and has not too much business to require more attendance than you can spare."
In 1697 Newton was appointed to the mastership of the mint, a post worth between £1200 and £150o per annum.
While Newton held the office of warden of the mint, he retained his chair of mathematics at Cambridge, and discharged the duties.
of the post, but shortly after he was promoted to be master of the mint he appointed Whiston his deputy with " the full profits of the place."
Newton, however, could not get the information he wanted from Flamsteed, and after the spring of 1696 his time was much occupied by his duties at the mint.
Newton received this problem about 5 o'clock in the afternoon as he was returning from the mint, but, though he was fatigued with business, he solved the problem the same evening.
His duties at the mint were discharged by John Conduitt, and he therefore seldom went from home.
Shaftesbury was a borough containing 104 houses in the king's demesne during the reign of Edward the Confessor; in 1086, 38 houses had been destroyed, but it was still the seat of a mint with three mint-masters.
Among other notable buildings are the town hall; the theatre; the hall of representatives; the mint; the joint museum of the grand-ducal and national collections (natural history, archaeology, ethnology, art and a library of over 150,000 volumes); the palace of the heir-apparent, a late Renaissance building of 1891-1896; the imperial bank (1893); the national industrial hall, with an exhibition of machinery; the new law courts; and the hall of fine arts, which shelters a good picture gallery.
There was a mint at Cricklade in the time of Edward the Confessor and William I., and William of Dover fortified a castle here in the reign of Stephen.
Both medicinal and flowering plants are exceptionally abundant; a few of the former are ginseng, snakeroot, bloodroot, hore-hound, thoroughwort, redroot (Ceanothus Americanus), horse mint and wild flax, and prominent among the latter are jessamines, azaleas, lilies, roses, violets, honey-suckle and golden-rod.
Clausthal has a famous mining college with a mineralogical museum, and a disused mint.
The estimates for 1908 showed that the revenue was derived as follows: Direct taxes on land, houses, mines, industry and commerce, livestock, registration acts, titles of nobility, mortgages and salaries paid by the state, 18,oao,8oo; indirect taxes, including customs, excise, tolls and bridge and ferry dues, 14,748,000; tobacco monopoly, lottery, mint, national property, balance from public treasury, &c., 8,858,400; total 41,627,200.
There he remained till 1855, when he succeeded Sir John Herschel as Master of the Mint, a post he held until his death on the 16th of September 5869.
The onerous duties his work at the Mint entailed severely tried his energies, and in quitting a purely scientific career he was subjected to the cares of official life, for which he was not fitted by temperament.
In 1764 he entered the service of the landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt at Hanau, becoming professor of mathematics at the military academy, head of the civil engineering department of the state, director of the theatre and (1774) of the mint.
He acted as minister of agriculture and commerce for a few months in 1850-1851, and subsequently became a senator, president of the municipal council of Paris, and master of the French mint; but his official career came to a sudden end with the fall of the Second Empire.
An attempt to restore the standard of the coinage is said to have caused a revolt of the workmen and officials connected with the mint, which was only put down with the loss of 7000 soldiers.
It is the capital of the Altai mining districts, and besides smelting furnaces possesses glassworks, a bell-foundry and a mint.
When the beans are cool, add the cherry tomatoes, mint and basil leaves.
ale pie with mushy peas and mint sauce which they thoroughly enjoyed.
Mintel senior market analyst Julie Sloan said mint sweets were suffering an image problem.
Herb Tea Put a few leaves of fresh thyme, sage, lemon balm, mint or a Lavender flower head in a cup.
In our listing we specify about three or more times that the item we are offering is an uncirculated bullion sovereign in mint condition.
Serve with: For a super-quick raita, stir freshly chopped mint into natural yogurt, or stir in a teaspoon of mint sauce.
The Royal Mint, in addition to supplying circulation coins, has since 1970 also produced commemorative and collectors coins.
Results A summary of the concentrations of pulegone and menthol found in mint confectionery and other mint products is given in Table 1.
Pak Loi Chili and lemon marinated chicken breast served with a tangy mint coulis.
crank arms looks mint.
In 2004 it killed 5,000 native crayfish in Cumbria ' s River Mint.
Particular favorites for breeding amphibians include water crowfoot, water starwort, water forget-me-not and water mint.
MINT PASTY (Traditional recipe from Nth England) 2 cups fine chopped mint 2 cups currants 2 cups brown sugar Pastry.
Being bombarded by English -- even the liquid soap dispenser screams at me Refreshing Lime Cleansing Tea-Tree Invigorating Mint Feel GOOD Fruits.
eastern shore is a colony of the rare mint pennyroyal.
James sought to mint his way out of trouble by forging coins bearing an effigy of himself.
There are patches of water mint, and heath rush, with scattered water figwort and marsh thistle.
filletael chose one of the special dishes of the day, a chargrilled filet of lamb in a mint and tarragon jus.
We're mint chocolate chip, the other favorite flavor.
baked chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and iced strawberry parfait with black peppered strawberries and mint are among the desserts.
OL Prestat Sell fruit and mint fondants as well as fruit in chocolate.
He heard footsteps running off toward Rosemary Lane, which is now Royal Mint Street.
fragrance of red roses with a touch of mint.
The leaf has a mint flavor and is considered a mouth freshener.
When happy serve over the lamb then garnish with the zest of an orange and some finely shredded mint.
garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of orange.
Its in mint condition apart from a few dents in the metal skin of the wings from a particularly violent hailstorm in Switzerland.
This is a new from publisher hardback book and as such, is in mint condition.
Many people say they look like a mint humbug on legs.
My granny Beattie, seemed to carry a perminent packet of mint imperials in her pinny pocket.
There are many other, more natural remedies that can be used to relieve indigestion, for example, mint, ginger or fennel.
I've also been deprived of the pleasure of a well made mint julep.
Michael chose one of the special dishes of the day, a chargrilled filet of lamb in a mint and tarragon jus.
Sicilian cookery: Rigatoni with red tuna and mint, risotto, stuffed leg of lamb, mixed grilled kebab, marsala cutlets.
Starters take in grilled lobster with mint and coriander and mango sauce and scallops, crab claws and mussels in Goan vindaloo dressing.
You have a choice of original or mint flavored lozenges.
lustre (Fleur de Coin) Perfect mint state, with no abrasions or marks, and full luster.
When it came to choosing deserts, we both favored the almond macaroon with garden mint ice cream and a salad of spring berries.
add the mange tout, cherry tomatoes and mint and stir well to coat.
A total of 2,005 commemorative medals have been struck by the Royal Mint and will be awarded to the to the most deserving volunteers.
In 1977 the Birmingham Mint issued a set of 26 silver medallions, one for each year of the queen's reign.
To taste, add a little lemon juice and sprinkle on some dry herbs or chopped fresh mint.
Serve on salad leaves, scattered with fresh mint.
A new set of coins from the royal mint offers a fresh chance to ask ourselves who we are.
mint sprigs for added flavor.
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These three light dishes, combine beautifully and leave you with just enough space for an after-dinner mint!
I sat on the bed by the big polo mint machine (the hole in the middle!
Add the mint leaves and muddle with the end of a barspoon or a wooden muddler.
myosotis scorpoidies) and Water mint (Mentha aquatica) have been planted on either side of the dipping platform.
Or head for the terrace of a pavement cafe, enjoy a refreshing mint tea whilst watching this uniquely colorful pageant.
Equally popular in sweet as well as savory dishes, food pairings include matching mint with chocolate, apples and citrus fruits.
Luxurious, shiny black fur replaced with mint green polyester pantsuit.
Baked chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and iced strawberry parfait with black peppered strawberries and mint are among the desserts.
Try adding crunch by tossing in toasted, chopped walnuts and fresh herbs such as chives, mint and flat-leafed parsley.
Stimulating citrus scents blended with fresh mint and herbal notes for the perfect pick-me-up.
pitcher of lemonade - toss in fresh mint sprigs for added flavor.
polo mint on his grave.
preemie baby, newborn and infant, and four beautiful colors, new mint, white, pink and blue.
It comes in sizes preemie baby, newborn and infant, and four beautiful colors, new mint, white, pink and blue.
Herbert accused Recorde of treason, removed him from control of the Bristol mint which ceased production.
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The Lamb was succulent and carried the mint sauce and horse radish well, even if the cut was a touch heavy with gristle.
Roasted Rack of best English Lamb with fresh rosemary, served with a mint jus.
Dee filled a washing-up bowl with warm water, and then added sage, lavender and mint.
The milk supply can be reduced by feeding a single mint or sage leaf or giving a few mls of sage leaf or giving a few mls of sage or mint tea.
Box of 200g ¦ £ 5.95 Energetic tea ~ pure natural tea with red sandalwood, apple, rose hip and mint.
Near the water's edge on the eastern shore is a colony of the rare mint pennyroyal.
We expected our 2006 proof sovereigns to arrive here by about 20th January, direct from the Royal Mint.
sprig of fresh mint in the middle of the bowl.
Place a small sprig of fresh mint in the middle of the bowl.
Top tips Celebrate summer by making your own pitcher of lemonade - toss in fresh mint sprigs for added flavor.
Detroit Martini 6cl vodka 2cl gomme syrup 6 fresh mint leaves Place all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Helps after all that mint tea that she needs the loo.
The Odyssey of Homer, 1932, (a prose translation of Homer's Odyssey ). The Mint, 1936.
Consider moving yourself and saving a mint of money; it can be fun, in a " covered wagon " sort of way.
wheeler-dealer types will make a mint on eBay.
zest of an orange and some finely shredded mint.
The principal public buildings are the cathedral, which is classed among the best in South America, the convent of San Domingo, which partly occupies the site of the great Temple of the Sun of the Incas, the cabildo or government-house, a university founded in 150, a college of science and arts, a public library, hospital, mint and museum of Incarial antiquities.
Noteworthy also are the Denver county court house; the handsome East Denver high school; the Federal building, containing the United States custom house and post office; the United States mint; the large Auditorium, in which the Democratic National convention met in 1908; a Carnegie library (1908) and the Mining Exchange; and there are various excellent business blocks, theatres, clubs and churches.
In 1588, in refutation of the views of the seigneur de Malestroit, comptroller of the mint, who maintained that there had been no rise of prices in France during the three preceding centuries, he published his Responsio ad Paradoxa Malestretti (Reponse aux paradoxes de M.
First a watchmaker and mechanician he afterwards became treasurer of Pennsylvania (1777-89), and from 1792 to 1795 director of the U.S. mint (Philadelphia).
A full account of the work of the Mint, with valuable tables giving the amount of the coinage of gold and silver and bronze in the United Kingdom and the colonies in detail, and a rÃ©sumÃ© of the coinages of foreign countries, will be found in the Annual Reports of the Deputy Master and Comptroller of the Mint, which have been published since 1870.
In the United States of America the term " milling " or " milled " is applied to the raised edge on the face of the coin; this is known in the British mint as " marking " (see Mint).
In the English Mint the pyx is the chest in which are placed one coin from every 15 lb of newly coined gold and one from every 60 lb of newly coined silver to await the "trial of the pyx" (see Mint).
The milk supply can be reduced by feeding a single mint or sage leaf or giving a few mls of sage or mint tea.
The Odyssey of Homer, 1932, ( a prose translation of Homer 's Odyssey). The Mint, 1936.
Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19): You wheeler-dealer types will make a mint on eBay.
Use pastel colors within the jungle theme, such as pinks, lavenders, and mint greens.
Silver Dollar Finder has information on Morgan and Peace silver dollars regarding coin history, mint history, grading, and buying online through auction systems like eBay.
However, do remember that a toy that is in mint condition, or very good condition with minimal damage will always be better valued than one that is in not-so-good condition.
The ideal collector's dream is a toy in mint condition with the original packaging intact!
Herbs with grassy stems like cilantro, parsley, chives and mint can be direct seeded into your pot.
QVC (an acronym for Quality, Value, Convenience) was founded in 1986 by Franklin Mint founder Joseph Segel.
A good place to start is The US Mint website.
In 1795, the U.S. Mint created and minted the very first gold coins.
The U.S. Mint creates the gold coins and also sells them.
Through the U.S. Mint you'll mainly buy newly minted coins, though you will find some older gold coins available from a few years ago.
The anti-microbial enzymes contained in this product completely neutralize the odor and lift the stain leaving the clean fresh smell of mint.
The scented storybook is ideal for preschoolers who are just learning about the holiday and it is certain to instill fond memories with scents of mint, gingerbread, pine and apple pie.
If you love the combination of chocolate and mint, simply add a splash of peppermint schnapps to the traditional chocolate martini recipe for a refreshing finish.
Fruit daiquiris are the most common, but substituting mint makes for a refreshing change.
Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a mint sprig if desired.
Combine four mint leaves with sugar and a few drops of water.
Garnish with remaining mint leaves and serve.
To make this quintessential southern drink, learn more about the Mint Julep and simple syrup, as well as the other ingredients and history behind this cocktail.
Invented in the southern United States, Mint Juleps made their grand entrance sometime during the 18th century.
Mint Juleps were traditionally served in a frozen pewter cup.
You may find it difficult to order a Mint Julep while out at a bar because many bartenders are not familiar with the drink or don't keep fresh mint or simple syrup on hand.
There are four ingredients required to make a Mint Julep.
Obviously mint is one, and the alcohol is bourbon whiskey.
Now you are ready to make your Mint Julep.
A common approach is to lightly muddle spearmint leaves in the bottom of a glass, although some people believe that muddling bruises the mint and compromises the quality.
Next, add a couple ounces of bourbon, stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig.
Like any other cocktail, there are many variations on the Mint Julep.
The Mojito could be considered the Latin cousin of the Mint Julep.
Both Early Times and Maker's Mark manufacture time-saving Mint Julep mixes that contain bourbon and mint flavoring, but a homemade Julep tastes far superior.
If you don't have time to make simple syrup, mix quick-dissolving powdered sugar into water when making your Mint Julep.
Add lemon juice to your Mint Julep for a more tangy than sweet cocktail.
To avoid the mint leaves in your teeth scenario, infuse your simple syrup with mint leaves rather than muddling the leaves while making the cocktail.
Try a refreshing Frozen Mint Julep by muddling the mint in simple syrup, and then straining the leaves and blending the remains with bourbon and cracked ice in a blender.
Next time the Kentucky Derby rolls around, invite your friends over for a Derby party and impress them with your skills by making the classic Mint Julep and simple syrup.
Mint Julep ingredients are simple and refreshing.
The official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby and Daisy's pick in The Great Gatsby, Mint Juleps are a quintessential summertime drink.
There are many types of whiskey, but be sure to buy bourbon whiskey to make your Mint Juleps.
Maker's Mark is a favorite of many, Early Times is the bourbon used in the "official" Mint Julep recipe, and Jim Beam is a basic yet adequate brand.
Don't be tempted to cut corners and buy mint extract, any type of mint syrup or Mint Julep mix.
The only type of mint you should use to make Juleps is fresh spearmint.
Ice comes into play in almost any cocktail recipe, but it is especially important to use the right type of ice when making Mint Juleps; that is, crushed ice.
Aside from these four Mint Julep ingredients, you need the right hardware and accessories to pull off an authentic version of this classic cocktail.
Tradition dictates that Mint Juleps be served in a special frozen pewter cup.
Mint Juleps can be sipped directly from the glass, but true Southern belles sip through a straw.
Sure, you can use a plain straw, but if you really want to be authentic, purchase a set of mint julep straws.
While you can use the back of a spoon to gently crush the mint leaves, it's worth it to invest in a muddler, especially if you plan to make juleps often.
With an easy rolling motion of your wrist, you can release the essential oils from the fresh mint leaves without crushing them.
Now that you've gathered your ingredients and learned their purposes, master the task of making the perfect Mint Julep.
Pewter Mint Julep cups offer a stunning way to present cocktails of all sorts, not just the classic Mint Julep that is the hallmark of the Kentucky Derby.
In order to understand why there is a preference for using a certain type of cup with this cocktail, you'll need to know exactly what a Mint Julep is if you've never had one before.
It is a mixture of mint, bourbon, sugar and water that is prepared similarly to the Mojito.
Some people believe that the mint should be merely a garnish, while others muddle the mint with sugar to release the essential oils.
Pewter Mint Julep cups were inspired by the works of early craftsmen in the south.The cup is traditionally 6.5 inches tall, with a top diameter of 4 inches, a flat bottom and straight sides that flare only slightly at the top.
When drinking your Mint Julep, you're expected to hold the cup by its bottom or its top edge.
You can purchase pewter Mint Julep cups from many sources on the Internet.
Empire Pewter Patrick Henry Mint Julep Cup - Named after the famous American patriot, this simple, lustrous cup is crafted with non-tarnishing polished pewter.
Woodbury Pewter Mint Julep Cup - This large, 20-ounce Julep cup is more generous than the traditional 10-ounce cup.
Mint Julep Cup with the Seal of Kentucky - This polished pewter ulep cup is adorned with the seal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Of course, you don't have to reserve these pewter cups just for Mint Juleps.
The Kentucky Derby Mint Julep is a great favorite of horse racing fans.
You can hardly watch Derby coverage at Churchill Downs without seeing at least a dozen horse racing enthusiasts milling around with the distinctive Mint Julep in their hands, and with good reason.
Early Times Kentucky Whisky has become the official brand used in the Kentucky Derby Mint Julep.
Having a great recipe to follow is always good, but sometimes it's even easier to watch a pro mix a Mint Julep.
Some people muddle the mint while others prefer to rub the leaves to activate the oils.
Still others like to soak the mint in simple syrup like the Early Times recipe recommends.
In the meantime, watch this video on how to make a Mint Julep for some nice pointers.
Now that you know a little about the history of the Mint Julep's association with the Kentucky Derby, you might be ready to give one a try.
Place the ice cubes and mint leaves in a glass, with the mint leaves against the wall of the glass so they can be seen easily and don't clump.
Gently pour the mixture over the ice and mint and serve.
Place the sugar syrup and mint in the glass and mash them together with a spoon.
Pour the bourbon over the ice, and garnish with mint sprig.
Place the sugar and bruised mint in the bottom of a chilled six ounce fluted glass, and add the wine.
Skewer the fruit on a long toothpick, insert it into the drink and float the fresh mint on top.
This Christmas cocktail uses the popular mint flavor to give it an extra flavor kick. and it's a bit more masculine than the candy cane.
Place mint leaves in the bottom of a rocks glass and add crushed ice.
Add rum, sugar and lime juice and gently crush the mixture with a wooden spoon or mallet to release the flavor of the mint leaves.
Add soda and garnish the drink with mint leaves.
Place mint leaves in a tall glass, and lightly crush the leaves with a spoon.
Garnish your mojito with a lime slice and mint leaves.
These days, cobblers are often mixed with any type of spirit and garnished with fresh fruit and mint.
Baileys Irish Cream and Minis - This set comes with a standard size bottle of Baileys original Irish cream liqueur plus three additional miniature bottles of mint chocolate, coffee and caramel liqueur.
The set contains one bag each of chocolates filled with Baileys mint, caramel or original Irish cream flavors.
These quaint little tables can be painted in a range of soft light colors, including antique white, pastel blue or mint green.
For whole herb tea like mint, use more than a teaspoon, fill the ball with mint.
Try mint or spearmint teas for a basic cold.
Mix one half ounce of chamomile, one ounce wormwood, one half ounce mint, and an ounce of centaury together.
Mint Mania: This recipe for minty tea comes from the National Gardening Association: Mix three tablespoons dried peppermint, one tablespoon dried catnip, one tablespoon rose petals, and one tablespoon lemon verbena; brew and drink.
Tummy Mint was designed to settle your stomach with all-natural herbs.
Eleuthero, tilia, and chamomile are blended with stress-relieving B Vitamins and mint to create a relaxing cup of tea.
The mint family includes many types of mint.
Peppermint, spearmint, and even catnip all belong to the mint family of herbs.
Mints make excellent flavorings, and teas and tisanes brewed from mint calm upset stomachs, flatulence and any discomfort in the digestive system.
Several herbs freeze well, including basil, lemon balm, oregano and mint.
Ocimum basillicum, or basil, is a member of the mint family and is indigenous to the middle east and tropical parts of Asia.
So sit back with a mint julep and enjoy.
The wall tile was a mint green typically bordered with black tiles; however, pink was often used instead of the green.