A Hell-met of a gift from a heck of a guy

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  1. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Everyday I wake up with that feeling that I’m sure Bill Murray’s character from Ground hogs day must’ve felt.


    A perpetual spirit of “meh” pervades all things and all people across all lands...
    And then a pleasant surprise!
    My good buddy @ominus1, better known as Omonus1ophthalmus, sent me a very cool surprise!
    A bad@$$ ancient Corinthian helmet keychain!
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    Now when I go to crack a cold one or start my car (never at the same time, kiddos) I can look at this and remember there’s always surprises waiting around the corner, I’ve got cool friends who I’ve never had the chance to meet and ancient style will always be cool to look at!
    Thanks @ominus1. You’re a real pal and should you ever find your way to salt lake there is a sizzling stake waiting with your name on it.
    Here’s some of my favorite helmets on coinage:
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    So, please post your favorite helmets in thanks of surprises, cause they’re cool and to remind everyone to STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE!
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Great key chain, even better coins! I don't have any coins to share myself, but I just wanted you to know, that the more people tell me to not touch my face, THE MORE I WANT TO TOUCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Alegandron

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

    Hellyeah from a great guy!
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  5. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Awesome surprise gift!



  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  7. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Nice helmets, everyone, and a very generous gesture by @ominus1 !

    Magna Graecia – Thrakien, Mesembria, Diobol, Helm und Rad.png
    Thrace, Mesembria, AR Diobol, ca. 450–350 BC. Obv: Corinthian helmet facing. Rev: four–spoked wheel surrounded by border of radiating lines; M-E-ͳ-A between the spokes (note the archaic letter sampi instead of a sigma). 11.5mm, 1.27g. Ref: SNG Copenhagen 652–653; BMC 2. Ex FSR, auction 106, lot 73.

    MA – Deutschland etc., Brandenburg, Frankfurter Helmpfennig (neu).png
    Margraviate of Brandenburg, under House Hohenzollern, Frederick II "the Iron", bracteate penny, ca. 1440–1470, Frankfurt/Oder mint. Obv: helmet with crest of six feathers l. Rev: negative design (bracteate). 16.5mm, 0.40g. Ref: Bahrfeldt II, 16a–c.
  8. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    @Clavdivs I don't think we have to worry about Constantine touching his face with those tiny hands of his :p
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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Here are some helmets on Athena, Roma, Mars, and Roma, respectively. Plus a bonus miniature helmet on a miniature Mars (actually Ares) on the first coin:

    Corinth AR Stater jpg version.jpg

    Poblicius (Hercules & Nemean Lion).jpg

    Satrienus - Wolf Denarius jpg version.jpg

    Constantine I Vrbs Roma Obverse.jpg
    Constantine I Vrbs Roma Reverse.jpg
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  10. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..always good to make someones day! :D make my day.jpg
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  11. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    ... unless you happen to wake up in the morning with dry cough, chest pains and high fever.
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  12. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    Oh, and here's yet another helmeted Mars I have (in his role as Mars Ultor, or Mars the Avenger). Unfortunately, he's lost his weapon, so he'll have to wreak vengeance without it:

    mars ultor roman bronze 1.jpg

    Mars Ultor roman bronze 2.jpg

    Mars Ultor Roman bronze 3.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2020
  13. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    There is no better place than CT for finding great generous guys. I'll show off a little souvenir from a trip in Italy. I was so proud of my keychain until I discovered on ebay it was made...in China !


    And here's my contribution to this thread : 2 ex @Bing with nice helmets :


    Last edited: Apr 9, 2020
  14. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

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    Sicily, Syracuse. Dionysios I 405-367 BC. AE Hemilitron. 17mm. Athena/Hippocamp.

  15. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

  16. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    We got 'em Greek ....

    Phrygia, Apameia, ca. 88-40 BC.
    Greek Æ 23.1 mm, 7.71 g, 12 h.
    Magistrate Philokratos son of Aristos.
    Obv: Bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin.
    Rev: AΠAMEΩN / ΦIΛOKPATOY APIΣΤΕOY, Eagle alighting right above Maeander pattern; to l. and r., eight-pointed star above piloi of the Dioskouroi.
    Refs: BMC 25.87, 105-108; SNG Cop 168-69.

    We got 'em Roman ...

    Constantine I, AD 307-337.
    Roman billon reduced centenionalis, 2.51 g, 17.1 mm, 6 h.
    Trier, AD 330-331.
    Obv:CONSTANTINOPOLIS, laureate, helmeted and mantled bust, left, holding scepter over shoulder.
    Rev: Victory standing left on prow, holding scepter and shield; TRP• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC vii, p. 215, 530; LRBC I 59; RCV 16444; Cohen 21.
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  17. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Not sure if it's related ???
    I also like knives. Just started a small collection. This 1 is called "Enyo" by Spartan Blades... on the end of it has a small helmet... guessing during Spartan times ??

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  18. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Dormant Supporter

    Your helmet keychain and bottle opener is very cool, @Ryro , and so are your coins! I’ve posted all of my helmet coins although I’m not sure about the Nabataens. At first glance I thought they were helmets. I mistook the sections of the border on the top left for a helmet crests.

    HELMETS 2.jpg HELMETS 3.jpg HELMETS 4.jpg HELMETS 5.jpg

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  19. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Here's a tetradrachm, Paeonia Audoleon, 11.98 grams, purchased from MA Shops about three years ago, with Athena facing three-quarters.

    Athena facing, tetradrachm Paeonia Audoleon, MA Shops  11.98 grams.jpg
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  20. Carl Wilmont

    Carl Wilmont Supporter! Supporter

    Great coin @robinjojo- very attractive on both sides! I don't think I've seen Athena portrayed like that on a coin before.

    Here's Athena sporting a helmet with an impressive crest:

    Antiochos IX Philopater.jpg
    Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IX Philopator. 114/3-95 B.C. AR tetradrachm (28 mm, 16.46 g, 12 h). Antioch on the Orontes. Diademed head of Antiochos IX right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΦΙΛΟ-ΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing facing, head left, holding Nike and resting hand on grounded shield, spear cradled in arm; monogram in outer left field above A; in inner right field, A; all within wreath.
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  21. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

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