A coin and a movie

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Smojo, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    I've had this coin for a couple of years and was one of my first couple of dozen ancients that I purchased.
    Valerian I
    20mm, 3.4g, Antioch 257 AD
    IMP VALERINVS AVG: radiate bust right
    PM TRPV COSIIII PP: Valerian and Gallienus standing confronting laureate and to gate, holding 2 shields on ground beteeen them, 2 spears upright behind shields.
    RIC V 277
    (dated coin Asia [Antioch])

    Last Saturday me and the wife went to the local cinamark to see the movie Valerian.
    It's not often on a weekend that I'm not at work to have so much to do around the house. So this for me or us was a treat.
    The movie got some pretty bad reviews, but I happen to enjoy sci-fi action flicks.
    So I thought the movie over all was pretty good, maybe not the best cast of actors for the movie and the plot was a little flakey. The fx to me made up for flaws of character and plot.
    I know there's some sci-fi junkies here, so what are some of your oppinions?
    And share a relevant coin.
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  3. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum

    Love the coin; not so sure I would care for the movie.
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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Haven't seen the movie, but I think I'll be on the lookout for it.

    Speaking of sci-fi movies, I've always thought Philip I looks like the new Spock from the recent Star Trek movies.

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  5. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Lol, yeah pretty close
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  6. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I'm looking forward to the sequel, Mariniana!

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  8. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, that's what happens when you are trying to multitask and are not paying much attention to what you are typing.
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  9. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    HaHa, I do so many typo's I didn't even catch that one.
  10. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    So all you Star Trek fans - the 35 year anniversary is approaching for The Wrath of Kahn and it will be aired in theaters again. I already purchased tickets! I'm pretty excited since I never got to see any of the original movies in the theater.
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  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    RI Valerian I 253-260 CE AE 20mm Alexandria Troas mint Horse Grazing.jpg
    RI Valerian I 253-260 CE AE 20mm Alexandria Troas mint Horse Grazing


    RI Marianiana AR Ant 253-254 CE Crescent - On Peacock flying 21.2mm 3.1g RIC VII 6 Rome.JPG
    RI Mariniana AR Ant 253-254 CE Crescent - On Peacock flying 21.2mm 3.1g RIC VII 6 Rome

    RI Philip I 244-249 CE AR Ant radiate zoo Antelope 1000 yr anniv Rome.jpg
    RI Philip I 244-249 CE AR Ant radiate zoo Antelope 1000 yr anniv Rome
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  12. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    The movie looks good I think
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  13. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Sallent, I'll up your new Spock with the TOS (and far superior) prototype. From a Tacitus, posted by Medieval over at CCF a couple years back. Even the flip's plastic and the lighting cooperate here to distort the emperor's ear a bit. I think the mintmark is IDIC. (If you're actually looking for it on the coin below, you missed the very esoteric Trek joke I just made. Believe me: it was hilarious!)

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  14. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    WOW, sell that at a Trekkie Convention, and you could probably pay for your WHOLE collection!
  15. Theodosius

    Theodosius Unrepentant Fine Style Freak! Supporter

    IDIC = infinite diversity in infinite combinations.

    From a medal presented to Spock in one episode. Later sold as a collectable created by Gene Roddenberry as a shameless money maker.
  16. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    LOL, he does look like the new Spock!

    Speaking of Spock, I dug up this treasure at my mom's house this week. LOL! I might put it on my Charlie Brown Christmas tree this year instead of the single red ball :D

  17. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Does Philip look like Spock - kinda sorta?


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  18. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    Wow I almost feel old, lol.
    I remember me and my sister going to see that at the theater.
    I also recall her and her boy friend dragging me to a trekie convention when I was a kid. I found a room that was showing non stop shows. I eventually found a spot on the floor and crashed out until they came and found me.
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  19. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Genghis Khan (1206-1227), billon jital, Ghazna mint, Album 1969
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    Möngke Khan (1251-1259), AE jital, Shafurqan mint, Album 1978B
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    Kublai Khan (1260-1294) AE 3 cash, H19.15
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  20. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    I have one of these!


    The reviews of Valerian scared me off, at least until netflix or rental, then I will check it out for sure. My first thought was that it visually reminded me of The 5th Element, looks like it was directed by the same guy?

    Here's a sci fi movie I rented recently and enjoyed...


    Kind of like Contact, and sort of reminded me of the more recent movie Interstellar. More hard sci fi than laser guns and spaceship battles (I do like laser guns and spaceship battles however!). Anyway, give it a shot. Chrsmat71 gives it a thumbs up.
  21. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    I liked Interstellar, I've probably watched it 50 times. Arrival the reviews have kept me from for now, my wife isn't big on sci fi movies so rentals I have to space inbetween boring shows she likes.
    If you like the laser fights and fx you may like Valerian. It has a few laugh at moments. I wanted to watch it on big screen and 3 D is why I chose not to wait on netflicks and may be the difference for me. My little 55 inch tv I don't think I would've liked it as much as I did at the theater. I'll watch it again when it comes out on blue ray just to drive my wife nuts.
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