I don't specialize on LRBs but I think every ancient coins collector needs to have some knowledge about this subarea of numismatics. So today I bought a few LRBs from an auction as there were some types I wanted, in good condition (almost all) and good prices. I have a few LRBs that are beautiful, expressive, with nice portraits, interesting reverses ... and I have seen a lot of LRBs that could be called truly BEAUTIFUL. But this is NOT the case with the one I got today. It is a hole filler as I always liked Julian II's double Maiorina. And the prices on some examples I have seen were discouraging. Today a coin that's so imperfect that it can be called perfect appeared - a Julian double maiorina that is not worn beyond attribution and at a decent price. But oh man, this portrait - almost 1 AM here so I am trying not to look at it too much as I might get some nightmares. Julian II AD 360-363. Heraclea Double Maiorina Æ 28 mm, 7,71 g RIC VIII Heraclea 104 Obv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG, bust of Julian, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right / SECVRITAS REI PVB, Bull, standing right, head facing; above, two stars. Mintmark •HER(A on •)CL•A Except for some Byzantine coins where the portraits are extremely naive in drawing, I have never seen a portrait that ugly. In fact I think this is the second reason I bought it (first being that I like this type and I wanted one). With all due respect for the philosopher emperor, I don't think he would be happy to see this portrait. I know how a portrait on the double maiorina should look like (and I think it's great), but this one ... I am really not sure if this aspect was because of a die engraver without any kind of talent OR the damage created this effect OR (hopefully not) the coin was tooled. Nevertheless, I am not sure if this portrait is funny/horrible/scary/all of the above. Please post ugly portraits, faces that only a mother could (barely) love.