While hiking with friends my daughter found a small box lodged in a hole in a cave wall...
Inside the box there was a small coin that looks quite old.
I took a picture of it with my phone but the quality is pretty bad...
I'm hoping that somewhere in the hive collective - there are some Coin Collectors or Numismatics that could identify it.
Attached is the link to the picture
posted by strongdad
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Lower achy back pain: something actually wrong with the spine or something with the kidneys? I know YANMD and I AM frantically trying to get an appointment, just...anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh
on Oct 21, 2010 -
My grandmother recently had a shoulder replacement and was never a huge television fan, so I'm looking for audiobooks and podcasts to put on a digital audio player for her. [more inside]
posted by ayerarcturus
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I am interested in any recommendations on Sherlock Holmes pastiches. I finished a few Jack the Ripper-related stories (_The Last Sherlock Holmes Story_, and _The Whitechapel Horrors_) and would like your suggestions. I am not a big fan of Laurie King, though. The game is afoot!
posted by snap_dragon
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Looking for examples of this trope: low key but doggedly determined cop in a small/medium sized town. Personal problems. A close-knit community. A series of murders that ultimately point to a much bigger story than anyone expected. His personal life unravels and ravels as he investigates, treading on eggshells as he goes. Emphasis much less on the procedural aspects than the emotional. Genre thriller as opposed to mystery (ie the cop protagonist is in personal jeopardy). [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Can anyone help me identify this song, given a description of the first 45ish seconds (no lyrics)? [more inside]
posted by mekily
on Sep 27, 2010 -
There was a chipmunk lying on the bike path today. I assumed someone had hit it with a bike, but it didn't have any visible wounds or injuries. It was moving, but not much. Then a kid picked it up, and brought it to his mom, telling her it was still breathing. The mom said it looked like he had a mouthful of seeds and wondered whether it was choking. She cleared the chipmunk's mouth and then started heading home with it. At this point, the chipmunk was clearly moving, in what I'd call a twitchy kind of way. But it was consenting to be held in a person's hands.
Question: what could have been wrong with this chipmunk? E.G. do chipmunks actually choke on their food? Question 2: were kid and mom crazy to pick up a sick animal under these circumstances?
posted by escabeche
on Sep 25, 2010 -
My mother in Vancouver sent me this photo
that she took while out on a stroll today. It's of a decorative weathervane on a building in Vancouver's west end (near Howe and Pacific I think she said), and shows a person reading (?) while seated backwards on a horse. Is there a story here? What is this referring to?
posted by woodblock100
on Sep 22, 2010 -
Children's book filter: Trying to remember the title/author of a book of mystery short stories I read as a kid. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand
on Sep 22, 2010 -
What 70s or 80s television show or televised movie featured a scene with an angled room, a hallway containing a light source, and a man walking through the hallway into the room? Crude pixel drawing of the scene included. [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on Sep 19, 2010 -
The great skunk mystery. (Warning: involves roadkill. May not be safe for weak stomachs) [more inside]
posted by yawper
on Sep 16, 2010 -
Okay, I am trying to figure out what this movie is. If you know it please let me know. Sorry for the scant amount of details. The movie would be made in 1987 or earlier. It is a sci fi or horror that has a scene where a man comes into a room and sees a woman being sucked into an orb. He then kills another man who has the orb who bleeds green (I think) blood.
That is all I've got.
posted by chuma
on Sep 13, 2010 -
What do you call this kind of riddle? More importantly, can you tell me a few more of them? [more inside]
posted by Zaximus
on Sep 7, 2010 -
I found an exposed and undeveloped roll of 35mm film dated 1977, and had it developed. The pictures are here
, most of them taken at this Buddhist temple
, somewhere in Asia. Anyone know where the photos were taken? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Aug 28, 2010 -
I just bought a postcard written in what looks like Armenian sent from what is now Lviv to what is now Chernivtsi (in what is now Ukraine), sometime between 1905 and (I'm guessing from the stamp) the end of the First World War/Austrian rule of Galicia. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Aug 25, 2010 -
I want to read new crime fiction and/or mystery short stories. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Aug 18, 2010 -
Old Tax Mystery: I found some folders of taxes done in 1994,1995, and 1996. i was 16 in 1994. These folders contain statements for some custodial accounts, some of them for very large sums. [more inside]
posted by sio42
on Aug 16, 2010 -
Name-that-song filter. Male singer, lyrics (I think) contain the line: "as big as Saskatchewan, you're never going to see me again." Any ideas? Not much more inside, I'm afraid. [more inside]
posted by the cat's pyjamas
on Jul 20, 2010 -
The body of a murdered woman was recently found on the roof of my high-rise apartment building. I'd like to know more, but there wasn't much news coverage. If I call the police, am I going to be added to the list of suspects? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 7, 2010 -
The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.)
How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Jul 3, 2010 -
Help me remember this book (murder mystery) we read in grade school, with only vaguely remembered details (aka what askme does best) [more inside]
posted by chndrcks
on Jun 24, 2010 -
I bought this
photo at a yard sale today. The woman who sold it to me had no idea who the people in it are. She said she'd had the photo since 1960. It's clearly a lot older than that. What, if anything, can you tell me about it?
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 19, 2010 -
Does anyone know the story of this odd building
in west Houston, TX? It seems to have been vacant for years, there's not been any signage, and it is up for sale. Was it the headquarters of a sect? A failed commune? No one I know seems to know what the heck it was. Thanks!
posted by Burhanistan
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago. [more inside]
posted by sallybrown
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Did Minnie Rae really exist, who was she, and was she the inspiration for Wendy in Peter Pan? [more inside]
posted by daeken
on Jun 4, 2010 -
I am applying for a job, and the online application has a place to separately attach a resume, a cover letter, and a list of references. It also has a space labeled "Message," where one can type directly into the box provided. What should go in this space, and how should I format it? [more inside]
posted by wondershrew with a helping of potato salad
on May 17, 2010 -
What Is WRONG with me, for God's sake? Last Wednesday night I was struck with a stiff neck, and really swollen knee joints. By end of work Thursday (driving 300 miles) I was wholly incapacitated with a low grade fever, upper back pain and lumpy knees. Now, much of this is not new, as I already have blood cancer
, but this is way beyond the scope of these diseases. (I am immunologically compromised) [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~
on May 14, 2010 -
According to this PDF
on the Blue), in 1934, Martin Gardner said in an interview that (prior to himself) the only puzzle collector he'd ever heard of was fictitious, a detective character "in a series of short stories that ran many years ago in one of the popular mystery magazines." Who was the character (and author)? [more inside]
posted by Zed
on May 6, 2010 -