Monday, February 17, 2020

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 03 c Andaqesh (Lothandizia)

We continue our journey through the world of Blissdane Naïve, and stay on the Lothandizia continent, for the next country: Andaqesh.
Andaqesh (Lothandizia)
The notes in this set (7) are notes 024 - 030. (Serie D - 2014).

Each note has a reference to a time related word : "Tempo, passato, presente, futuro, eternita, realta, fantasia"... or Time, past, present, future, eternity, reality, fantasy...

Andaqesh city is 'the birth place of time travel', and so it is written on their notes : "Luogo di Nascita del Viaggio nel Tempo". No need to say that inspiration was found in Italy.
Despite this, they could not prevent some inflation of their currency, as the denominations start at 1000 finto and ends in 500,000 finto. ('Finto' is italian for 'fake, false').
7 notes with high denomitations
 1,000 - 5,000 and 10,000 Finto
25,000 and 50,000 Finto
100,000 and 500,000 Finto

Andaqesh nation was named after their ruler : Queen Anya Qesh, therefore the bank's name is Qeshing Bank (or is it Cashing bank?).

Not much hidden texts on these notes, but a wise lesson for life on the back of each note :
To save time is to lengthen life ....

back side of Andaqesh notes
to be continued...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 03 b Kuninganna (Lothandizia)

We continue our story on Lothandizia, where we find the Kuningana Territory.
Kuninganna happens to mean Queen in Estonian.
Kuninganna Territory
This territory issued 8 notes,from 5 till 1000 Fusto. An 'uncommon currency' according the notes.
5 -10 and 25 Fusto. They represent notes 039 to 046 in the set.
 50 - 100 and 200 Fusto
and 500 - 1000 Fusto

On the front side of each note, we see a girl harvesting.

The left border shows a word, that is repeated on some notes: Talv, Pööripäev, Kevad, Pööripäev, Suvi, Pööripäev, Sügis and once more Pööripäev.
The same words can be found under the denomintation, together with the text : "Vilja Koristama".
"Vilja Koristama" = to harvest the fruit.
5 Fusto with 'Vilja Koristama Talv'
The harvesting images reveal that these notes are related to the seasons. And with some knowledge of the Estonian language, we can find out that it represents:  Winter - equinox - Spring - solstice - Summer - equinox - Autumn - solstice
border text on the Kuninganna notes 5 - 1000
Even without knowledge of the Estonian language, the translation in English, of the above terms, are hidden on the notes.
The script lettertype makes it hard to read, but with some effort, you can read it:
8 Kuninganna notes referring to the seasons
solstice is a bi-annual astronomical event, around June 21 and December 21, when the Sun's apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes.
An equinox is a bi-annual astronomical event, around 20 March and 23 September. It is the moment at which the center of the visible Sun is directly above the equator.
table of equinoxes / solstices on Earth - picture Wikipedia
In the table above, we see the equinoxes and solstices on Earth... Info on the same events on Blissdane Naïve, were not availble on wikipedia.org.

to be continued...

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 03 a Terrritory of West Junee (Lothandizia)

In the north east of Blissdane Naïve, the continent of Lothandizia is located.
One of the first countries is the territory of West Junee.
West Junee (Lothandizia)
7 notes were issued (notes 010 to 016) and therefore probably the second set that was made.Here, the inspiration was found in Czech language.
The currency is 'Spatny', Czech for 'poor, bad'...

Banknotes start with 1 Spatny - 5 Spatny - 10 Spatny
20 Spatny - 50 Spatny
100 Spatny and 500 Spatny
 All designs are similar and rather modest, depicting on one side Queen Lorreen Cruzk and a West Junee building, on the other side a dragonfly.
This set is the B-series (notes 010 to 016), issued in 2014

Some of the hidden 'jokes' on the notes :

Bank of Bezcenny (cz) : bank of worthlessness
bank of Bezcenny
Bankovni Dum Bezcenny (cz) : worthless bank institution
Bankovni dum Bezcenny
Zadne Hodnoty - Fantasi bankovka (cz) : of no value - fantasy note
Tajemstvi vylet (cz) : mysterious journey
Tajemstvi vylet
Still not convinced of this set of notes ?
"the West Junee Government values this currency, and so it shall be..."


to be continued ...

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 02 a : Lia Antootica (Antootica)

I have shown in previous posts, some fantasy notes of the North Western Continent, i.e. Mujand Republic and Evshlohogi Islands.
Todays post is about a second continent : Antootica, with only one territory: Lia Antootica.
Lia Antootica, the only territory on Antootica
On Lia Antootica, the currency is the Sivar, and the notes come in 5, 10, 25 and 50 (notes 076 to 079), and known as serie M (2017).
On the front side, each note bares the image of a famous pirate captain
Kapitány Vérzes Rogny (5) - Kapitány Meg Valtó (10) - Kapitány Vrad Horog (25) and Kapitány Tinó Zavalos (50).
Lia Antootica notes (front)
at the back side, some dramatic scenes of the pirate's life is shown.
Lia Antootica notes (back)
So far the 'notes' as the appear to most people.
However, having a closer look, made me discover more than expected.
Signatures on Lia Antootica notes
Where the signature is placed, we find "Elnök and Kincstárnok" - or "President and Treasurer" in Hungarian.
A nemzet aranya arany tartalék...
Around the denomination, the lines 'A nemzet aranya arany tartalék' is written... which means 'the gold of the nation, the gold reserve' ... in Hungarian.
Kalózkodás Bank
Behind the word Lia Antootica, we see a map of the island.
Underneath, 'Kalózkodás Bank' is written .... or Hungarian for 'Piracy Bank'

And yet the fun is not over ...

At the back, the text 'a lia antootica kormány értékek a pénznemben, és ez így lesz', which stands for: the government of Lia Antootica values this currency and will (promises to) do so.
a lia antootica kormány értékek a pénznemben, és ez így lesz
In the corner of the 4 notes, we see some information on the people depicted in the front :'a csont kollektor' (the bone collector), 'a jó kalóz (the good pirate)', 'a noothic kalóz' (the gentle pirate) and 'a vandór' (the wanderer).
the 4 pirate's nick names on the corners
And also the ships have names :
a sárkány szeme : the dragon's eye
detail 5 sivar
a szent kard : the holy sword
10 sivar
 a fekete szellem : the black ghost
25 sivar
a kõdõs tùz : the rotten fire
50 sivar
It's like discovering a pirate's treasure ... by the way, 'sivár' means bleak (in Hungarian).
The final easter egg, or hidden joke can be found on the front side, above 'Lia Antootica', where we find the word 'Visszaváltható' and 'Svr = eg¹²' ... "returnable/exchangable + Sivar and foreign currency.

Anyone who finds more hidden references, can contact me.

to be continued...

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 01 c Perish Island (Novarthica)

When you take a look on the map I posted earlier (introduction to the world of Mujand), you will see a small island in front of the east coast of Novarthica.
The island discovered in 1079 MT (Mujand time

Perish Island is a small island in the Tenebris ocean and belongs to Novarthica continent.
The currency is the "coral" and the notes are also called the water notes.
The notes are part of the E-series and are numbered 31 to 37 (7 notes)
One side of the notes depict the life above water (supra aquam), the back side of each note depicts the life below water (subter aqua).
Front side of the Perish Island Coral notes
back side of the Perish Island Coral notes
The nice idea behind these notes can be seen, when two notes of the same value are placed next to each other, then the faces become complete.
Perish Island 1 Coral
Perish Island 5 Corals
Perish Island 10 Corals
Perish Island 25 Corals
Perish Island 50 Corals
Perish Island 100 Corals
Perish Island 500 Corals
Not many hidden items on the notes here, but one remarkable thing can be found at the bottom of the 'water' side:
1 coral note - detail
In the corner we find strange marks, that are different on each of the 7 notes.
The stripes and triangles are in fact Babylonian coneiform numerals, and one of the earliest ways to write down number in a logical, decimal way.
The marks are the number of the issued note : 31 - 37 of the Mujand-set.
Finally, the notes are : "valid only while Perish Island remains above water", or they are "invalid while Perish Island remains below water".