So bare with me while we undress the issue of ancients (and moderns) fascination with the Maximus posterior To quote the preeminent womanologist and below the collar scholar, the Duke of badunkadonk, Sir Mixalot, "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun!" I am always happy when there is art to go with coins in my collection and yesterday I was fortunate enough to have the three Graces grace my collection with their booty... I mean beauty: MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Julia Domna. Augusta, AD 193-217. Æ (25mm, 8.05 g, 7h). IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CЄ-B, draped bust right / MAPKIANOΠOΛЄITΩN, the Three Graces standing facing, heads right, left, and left, respectively; the first holds an amphora, the third holds a wreath. AMNG 605 var. (obv. legend); Varbanov 887 var. (same). VF Of course there is the ever popular Julia Domna Apple bottom Venus: (the wrong side of the Venus De Milo) Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D. Silver denarius, weight 2.745 g, maximum diameter 18.4 m, Emesa (Homs, Syria) mint, 193 - 196 A.D.; obverseIVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust right, hair in waved horizontal ridges, bun at back of head; reverse VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right with back turned facing, nude to below the buttocks, resting left elbow on waiste high column, transverse palm frond in left hand, apple in extended right hand; RIC IV S632; RSC III 194; scarce; Even if you're a Nemesis, with a dairy air so rare, we can be friends Vespasian (AD 69-79), AR Denarius (19mm, 2.95g), struck AD 73. IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS ,laureate head facing right / PONTIF MAXIM , Nemesis advancing right, pointing a caduceus at a snake below. RIC 544; BMC 97. Former Kairos Numismatik And of course for our Greek friends I better throw in some more chiseled cheeks: Pamphylia. Aspendos 370-330 BCE Stater AR 22mm., 10,17g. Two wrestlers grappling; AΦ between / EΣTFEΔIIVΣ, slinger to right, triskeles in right field. very fine SNG France 83 Say what you want about those Satyrs they didn't skip glutes day! Thracian Islands, Thasos(c.500-480 B.C.E.), Silver Drachm, 3.4g 16 MM. Naked ithyphallic satyr in a kneeling- running position right, carrying off in his arms a nymph, who wears robes and raises her right hand in protest. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square (BMC 12; SNG Copenhagen 1016).Broad flan And lastly, the coin that gave me the idea for this thread (not mine sadly) due to the massive reverse, beat it if you can: So flaunt it if ya got it and show off those coins that show off that most excellent example of why sometimes the ends do justify the means!