This 17th-century German ring is a technical marvel – the inner disc revolves, allowing the wearer to change which design is displayed. An intricately engraved hunting scene is revealed on the side of the disc when turned.
On one side is a portrait of the Greek god Apollo, and on the other are two figures – the figure on the right may represent Bacchus, god of wine.
Swivel rings were fashionable in the 17th and 18th centuries. Most revolved around a central pivot, but this ring is unusual – the disc isn’t fixed and can be turned around at any angle.
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El Apollo IE es uno de los Hyper Cars mas locos en la actualidad o como la empresa lo describe ¨El hypercar mas puro que existe¨. Los días favoritos de los creadores del Apolo IE fueron en los 90´s cuando existía la division de carreras GT1, ellos creían que nunca se iban a volver a fabricar coches de este tipo y su mission fue crear lo mas cercano a lo que seria un coche GT1 de la actualidad. Inspirados en el Mercedes Benz CLK GTR que fue el coche mas icónico de la division, nació el Apollo Intensa Emozione. Su vision fue tan fuera que hasta se asociaron con HWA AG, con es la empresa responsable de la creación del CLK GTR. Este coche fue creado a mano en un cuerpo que esta hecho completamente de fibra de carbono. Sin turbos y sin ningún sistema híbrido, el balance perfecto entre lo viejo y lo nuevo, un motor V12 naturalmente aspirado de 6.3L que genera 780 caballos de fuerza y puede revolucionarse hast 9,000rpm. Con una velocidad maxima de 335kph y la habilidad de acelerar de 0-100km/h en tan solo 2.7 segundos este coche es simplemente impresionante!😈¿Que coche te comprarías con $2.7M de dólares?🤭
The Apollo IE is one of the craziest Hyper Cars today or as the company describes it "The purest hypercar that exists".The favorite days of the creators of Apollo IE were in the 90's when the GT1 racing division existed, they believed that cars of this type would never be remanufactured and their mission was to create the closest thing to what would be a GT1 car today. Inspired by the Mercedes Benz CLK GTR which was the most iconic car in the division, the Intense Apollo Emozione was born.Their vision was so strong that they even partnered with HWA AG, with the company responsible for the creation of the CLK GTR. This car was created by hand in a body that is made entirely of carbon fiber.Without turbos and without any hybrid system, the perfect balance between the old and the new, a naturally aspirated 6.3L V12 engine that generates 780 horsepower and can be revolutionized up to 9,000rpm. With a maximum speed of 335kph and the ability to accelerate from 0-100km / h in just 2.7 seconds this car is simply impressive!What car would you buy with $2.7M?
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💡Did you know...⠀
"Astronomers call Jupiter a failed star? ☹️ Jupiter is rich in hydrogen and helium, and it does not have nearly enough mass to trigger a fusion reaction in its core. And this is how stars generate energy — by fusing hydrogen atoms together under extreme heat and pressure to create helium, releasing light and heat in the process. ⠀
For Jupiter to ignite a nuclear fusion process and become a star, it would need more than 70 times its current mass. 😱 If you could crash dozens of Jupiters together, you might have a chance to make a new star...so although #Jupiter cannot be a #star, it has so many other qualities that make it an awesome planet. It is the fastest planet that spins in the solar system, its magnetic field is 14 times stronger than Earth’s, AND it has rings! We should all learn from Jupiter to be more self-accepting and recognize how unique we are." 💫 —@thearabianstargazer