(Barca savoring the Italian wines over the 15 years he occupied the joint) I mean this guy to show up on the scene: (Hannibal brought 38 elephants to rampage along with him in Rome on his hunt for Clarice) We all know the harrowing stories of the Carthagenians crossing the Alps, Cannae and later Scipio Africanus. So, I'll save those stories for another coin. This thread is about BIG Romans (Not that type of ((shudders)) big Roman) With an on rushing Carthagenian genius putting the pressure on, the method of Roman coinage production changed from being cast, where molten metal is poured into moulds, to being struck. My new coin (feels weird calling it that) is one such coin. The second Punic war started in 218 BCE and the last issue of this coin type was 217. Just one year after the Carthage empire struck back: (Darth Vader is so clearly Hannibal in disguise) I have older Roman coins: Anonymous. Circa 260 BC Æ (22mm, 7.25 g, 4h). Mint in southern Italy. Female head right, with ribbon in hair / Lion right, holding broken spear in jaws; ROMANO in exergue. Crawford 16/1a; BdC 19; Sydenham 5; RBW 10; HN Italy 276. nearly very fine I have prettier Republican coins: L.Valerius,Flacci Denarius 108 or 107, AR 3.97 g. Draped bust of Victory r.; below chin, Ú. Rev. L•VALERI / FLACCI Mars walking l., holding spear and trophy over l. shoulder; before, apex and behind, corn ear. BabelonValeria 11. Sydenham 565. Crawford 306/1. But, without further woopitywoo, please enjoy all the massive historical importance, big time colorful patination (so brilliant in the sun!) of my largest coin (by a lot): ROMAN REPUBLIC. Anonymous. AE Aes Grave Triens (92.37 gms), Rome Mint, ca. 225-217 B.C. VERY FINE. Cr-35/3a; TV-53. Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva left; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk; Reverse: Prow right; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk. A pleasing specimen despite its crudeness, with charming green surfaces. A test cut across Minerva's face is noted for completeness. Ex Stacks & Bowers The triens (plural trientes) was a Roman Republican coin valued at one-third of an, as (4 uncia). Please share your heavy duty coins with massive historical impact, Graves, triens, RRs, largest coins and anything else that encircles your army.