Why we throw coins?
Every time, leaving the city in which we spent the happiest time of our life with the wife, from Yevpatoria, we come to the mooring to say goodbye to the sea. And we throw every time into the sea of a coin. And it is unimportant what sea this day: the sparkling May, languid August, gloomy November or furious February - we are there not only in the summer, it always accepts our tribute meaning that patiently will wait for us again and again.
To throw a coin to return - old tradition. And traditions should be honored. They - the base of our acts. Here the student before examination puts a five-copeck coin under left, by all means left, a heel. And here the president of the great country throws an ancient five-copeck coin into the concrete solution filling the basis of great building. And here mother bakes pies, and puts in one of them the coin which is carefully wrapped in parchment “ for luck “. And, how many coins all of us showed to the arising month!
Tradition! There is a lot of signs connected with coins. And, the word of honor, they come true even if you do not believe in them. The coin is a beautiful convenient subject which was near in the millennia literally each person, it is the small illusion of wealth generating illusion of happiness. Well, how not to become it a good luck mascot?
Coins love everything. Like to call, shower with them young people at a wedding, like to bathe in them. Yes, yes, and not only the uncle Scrooge who, by the way, bathed not in bank notes, namely in gold coins. It is remembered, some duke had a noble habit to daily rinse hands in the basin filled not with water, and gold coins.
By the way, coins then threw out for a window, incredibly enriching those who managed to get access to this window. And only writer Evg. Sazonov famous lyudoved and dushelyub with 16 - y the " pages; Literary newspaper “ in the childhood swallowed a three-cheap coin, claimed that he integrally does not transfer money. But, of course, he just coquetted.
Often awarded with coins for diligent work or a feat of arms. In old times in the Russian merchant families on holidays the servants was handed silver rubles. Again - not bank notes. The generalissimo Suvorov and other marshals too, often awarded the caused a stir soldiers with silver rubles, and those, having done a hole in a coin, suspended it on a breast as a valor sign.
Coins with the drilled holes clung together earrings or strung as a beads. By the way, word “ necklace “ on - Ukrainian, “ namysto “ there is from the word a coin. And origin of the word “ coin “ in general divine. In the ancient Roman temple of the goddess Juno - Coins (Juno - Advisers) minted money with her image which nicknamed coins. Soon the name extended to any metallic currency.
On coins represented not only gods - patrons. Long since on them god`s deputies on the earth - kings, tsars, emperors immortalized the appearance. A coin - the spokesman of ideology of the state, on it is represented its coat of arms.
And how many proverbs and sayings are devoted to coins! “ There was no three-copecks piece not a stiver and suddenly “ “ take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves “ “ money love the account “ - these formulas are in language of any people of the world. And here saying “ time - money “ really embodied in Great Britain. One-pence coins regulate the course of the best-known hours in the world - Big Ben. The keeper of hours increases or reduces the mass of a pendulum, putting or removing a coin, and, thanks to it, accelerates or reduces speed of hours for the whole second in days!
But not it the first changed time course by means of a hard coin. The Roman emperor Vitelly paid a quarter of one million gold to the priests defining the beginning of seasons that those shifted the end of spring of the 68th year of our era for one minute. The whim of the emperor allowed it to claim that it bought that it is not on sale - time...