An Unusual Piece of Furniture

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sulla80, Apr 13, 2024.

  1. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    Some of my favorite ancient coins depict objects that I would not have heard of if they hadn't appeared on a coin of interested. Today I turned my attention to a coin from Perge, Pamphylia, that features an iron box or "arca ferrata" (a Roman safe).
    My notes on this can be found here:

    Post your coins with unusual ancient objects on them or anything else you find interesting or entertaining.
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  3. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    It doesn't get much more unusual than this.


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  4. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    That is unusual: "veiled skull right, set on plinth decorated with crossed torch and staff of Aesculapius; plinth set on entablature". The skull is spectacularly 3D.
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Awesome ancient description. I have yet to master that skill. Love the "plinth" and "entablature" references . . . .

  6. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    helpful "prompt engineering" skill for instructing ChatGPT 4.0 e.g.
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