First, here are the few that didn't need a dang thing. A few months ago I got an antoninianus of Elagabalus (early-ish in that denomination's history) that I really enjoy, but I didn't have one from the guy who started it all—Caracalla. So here is my new one from iNumis (never bought from them, but someone a couple weeks ago mentioned getting something from them and thought I'd check them out. Great experience.) Caracalla, Ruled 198-217 AD AR Antoninianus, Struck 215, Rome mint Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind. Reverse: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Serapis standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding scepter. References: RIC IV 263C Size: 21mm, 5.05g Next one was inspired from @Ryro's infatuation and threads about Macedonian shields, so I thought I'd get one when the opportunity arose to see what the fuss is about. It is pretty cool! Kings of Macedon Demetrios I Poliorketes, Ruled 294-283 BC AE16, Pella Mint Obverse: Macedonian shield with (ΔHM or ΔMT**) monogram of Demetrios on boss. Reverse: Macedonian crested helmet facing, ΒΑ-ΣΙ flanking, double-axe at left of helmet. References: SNG Cop 1224 Size: 16mm, 3.71g **Notes: The obverse monogram appears to encompass more letters than what most references describe (ΔHM or ΔMT), but rather the letters ΔHMTP. With these letters DEMETR can be spelled. Next is an upgrade to another example of a similar type, but that one is with a retrograde K, where this example is a star. This one is much finer than my other. Kyzikos, Mysia AR Hemiobol, Circa 450-400 BC Obverse: Forepart of boar running left, tunny fish upwards behind. Reverse: Head of roaring lion left, star of four rays above, all in incuse square. References: SNG Kayhan 57; SNG Cop 49; BMC Mysia p. 35, 120 Size: 8mm, 0.36g This one I got as a companion to my recently shared Domitian sestertius and was too good of a deal to pass up for a big, chunky Vespasian sestertius (by way of @Victor_Clark!). A nice addition to my ever-growing sestertius collection. Vespasian, Ruled 69-79 AD AE Sestertius, Struck 71 AD, Rome mint Obverse: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right. Reverse: Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy, S-C across fields. References: RIC II 199 Size: 33mm x 36mm, 21.2g This next one is the one that I reference needing a little dusting off, as it had some fine dirt that was pretty easy to remove and helped to bring out more of its detail and smoothness. Before: After: Caracalla, Ruled 198-217 AD AE Limes Denarius, Struck 213-217 AD Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right. Reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter and leaning on shield, captives seated right and left. References: RIC IV 312D Size: 19mm, 2.1g Notes: These AE denarii are thought to be base metal coins issued to troops on the front lines (hence the name limes = border) to keep silver out of the hands of the enemy. And finally, the one that made my hand painful, at times numb and tingly. I already had an example, but it is not really that great of condition. And, well, this one didn't start in great condition either, but it showed me a spark of what it could be on the reverse. Here is what it came like: So I put it in a little cup and covered it in Verdicare (^it's green ain't it!) and let it sit for an hour or more. My Verdicare has already lost its name on the label. After letting it soak some of the green stuff softened up (though, not all) and was able to come off with some simple manual manipulation with a poker stick (like a straight dental pick). So I kept going with that process: manually working the surface, then reapplying Verdicare and letting it sit and sink in. After a handful of hours (and painful hands from holding on to the tool as well as keeping the coin from moving), I felt I'd gone far enough and was pleased enough to call it quits. The coin retained some nice details, but the green stuff was a little too hard on the obverse to get it all off like the reverse. Here is the final product. Bruttium, The Brettii AE Reduced Uncia, Circa 215-205 BC Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; thunderbolt behind. Reverse: BΡ-ETTIΩN at left, naked warrior advancing right, holding shield and spear; torch at foot before. References: Scheu 43; SNG ANS 104 Size: 21.5mm, 6.6g You can see a nicely rendered Zeus head on obverse (there was some corrosion that left a hold in his frontal lobe), a muscle-y hoplite (nude) warrior on the reverse who's packin' a 6 pack (maybe more), and the full letters of the locale (BPETTIΩN). Which is your favorite? Do you have one similar? Share anything you'd like!