[CLOSED] 2020 Roman Coinage Quiz

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    I invite you all to participate in this 2020 QUIZ about ROMAN IMPERIAL COINAGE: 25 questions on interesting details about our favorite hobby, many of them found in different threads here on CoinTalk. We even have a prize for the winner of our contest; a gift certificate of 100 CAD $ for the next AMCC auction 3 coming soon. Many thanks to @Severus Alexander who generously accepted to be part of the challenge. So here are the rules :

    • you answer at the best of your knowledge the 25 questions ( you understand I'm always translating from French, so if some questions are not clear just let me know !)
    • PM me your answers, it's very simple to do (click on my avatar then click on"start a conversation".
    • The moment you participate you get a "ticket" (a chance to win).
    • the 10 members with the most correct answers receive 5 tickets each for the draw.
    • After 7 days, we put the "tickets" in a hat and we pick the name of our happy winner.
    Do not take it too seriously, we're just playing for FUN ! At the end of the contest, I'll give the name of our TOP 5 participants with the right answers to the questions.

    1. Between the reigns of Tiberius and Nero, which monetary workshop produced silver and gold coins for the Empire ?
    2. The quadrans was the smallest denomination in the Roman monetary system; then 1 aureus =? quadrans.
    3. Which goddess is most often depicted on Domitian's coinage ?
    4. The semis is an unusual denomination for the Empire. After Nero, it will hardly be produced anymore except by the Emperor ...?
    A750C65C-AA45-461F-A32E-376FC1E086BE.jpeg 5. This denarius shows a unique situation where the Emperor in office associates on an imperial coinage a member of his family on the obverse. Such an example will only be found later under ...?

    42D3CA20-F62D-484D-AF71-61EA221CE6F1.jpeg 6. This 1st century Emperor belonged to an old senatorial family who claimed to descend directly from Jupiter. Who is he ?

    7. The god GENIUS made his first appearance in the Imperial coinage under which Emperor ?
    8. Vespasian left in history a memory of benevolence since 2 Emperors unrelated by blood restored his memory. Who are they ?
    2CECC150-93F5-4EA3-8129-9EC6DCE8D393.jpeg 9. Which god is most often depicted in the Roman Imperial coinage ?

    10. The secular games were held once a century. Can you name 2 Emperors under which they took place?

    11. From Nero, apart from color, how do we distinguish Dupondii from Asses ?

    12. Trajan often placed himself under the patronage of this god because he was originally from the south of Spain where this deity was worshiped. Who is this god ?
    13. Who did Trajan deify in the year 115 AD on the occasion of the Emperor's Vicennalia?
    To be continued...
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
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  3. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

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    1. On this denarius of Antoninus Pius, the thunderbolt, symbol of Jupiter, placed on the throne, means that ...? 1EE3859F-83DE-4085-92FD-63284395D042.jpeg
    2. Few Emperors in the 1st century, except Augustus and Tiberius, celebrated their Vicennalia (20 years of rule). In the 2nd century, five commemorated this anniversary. Can you name two? 8417F669-C6F9-4DA6-A647-BBDE596EB5B9.jpeg
    3. This Emperor erected for his deceased wife a small temple on the "Sacra Via, Regio IV", overlooking the Forum. Today, the remains of the monument are included in the Church of San Lorenzo of Miranda. Who is this Emperor and who is his wife? EF7A6557-8802-4E04-85B3-26C2F176E23C.jpeg
    4. Juno is the wife of Jupiter. She is often accompanied by an animal often associated with the consecration coinage of the Empresses. What animal is it?
    5. I am a mythical animal placed on a globe and symbolizing Eternity at the time of the 900th anniversary of Rome and also represented two centuries later for the 1,100th Roman anniversary on coins of Constans and Constantius II with the legend FEL TEMP REPARATIO.
    6. Who is the last person to have been represented on his coinage with the pontifical implements ? 9695CC15-16C5-49D8-9F2A-3E9F8527E687.jpeg
    7. Who are the two characters who received the title of "Armeniacus" during the first operations in Armenia in the 2nd century?
    8. The Emperor Trajan did not forget to glorify his relatives on coinage; he struck coins for his wife Plotina, for his father and also for which other members of his family ?
    9. Which one of these Emperors did not issue coins with the famous reverse type "campgate": Galerius, Maximinus II, Constantine I and II, Crispus, Constantius I and II, Constans, Arcadius, Gratian, Valens ?
    10. The Capricorn appeared frequently as a coin type during the reign of Augustus. What is the reason ? FF91A602-52CA-4AE7-BBA2-2B87579E7B78.jpeg
    11. Ceres was the goddess of harvests and fertility. Why can we easily identify her with the Empress Faustina II? DAF45AB3-F32F-4A84-B707-02F6423E3899.jpeg
    12. The reverse showing Venus has often been reserved for the Empresses. Who was the first woman to use this reverse dedicated to Victorious Venus (VENVS VICTRIX)? 3A12F9DE-EC4C-4F5C-A9F0-3A1DA8FA2250.jpeg
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

  5. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king.

    I love the quiz contests. They help with my education as I research the answers. I recall that @Jason Hoffpauir used to do them, and maybe others, as well.

    I got a nice set of Libertads from one of them, and I plan on keeping them. Every time I look at them I am reminded of his generosity.


    Of course, I also appreciate @lordmarcovan contests, as well. He made me a multi-trillionaire, in Zimbabwe, lol.

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Haha! I remember those, though not which contest it was. They were fun. I should pick up some more of them, and make more folks into trillionaires, y'reckon? :greedy::D
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  7. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    To tell you the truth it was busy during week-end but very quiet the last days !
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  8. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    I am not very optimistic about winning the contest, but it was great fun answering the question. Waiting for the answers and the results, of course, AFTER the period expires, especially since I am not sure about a few questions.
  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    I sent in my answers, stumped on several of them.
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  10. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

  11. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Last day! You have until 11:59 PM (ET) tonight to enter the contest. You only have to answer 1 question and you're in! Please give it a try.
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  12. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Now time for the right answers:

    Question # 1 : Lyon / Lugdunum

    Question # 2 : 1 aureus = 1600 quadrans

    Question # 3 :Minerva

    Question # 4 : Trajan issued a lot and the production ended under Trajan Decius.

    Question # 5 : The key words were "Imperial" and "obverse". It's true Gordian III did it but it was on Provincial coinage. Commodus issued a Medallion with Annius Verus but he was Caesar and not " Emperor in office". To my knowledge there are only 3 Emperors who did it :
    Septimius Severus


    Licinius I

    Question # 6 : Galba

    Question # 7 : Nero

    Question # 8 : Trajan and Trajan Decius

    Question # 9 : On Roman Imperialcoinage : Jupiter

    Question # 10 : Augustus, Claudius, Domitian, Septimius Severus, Antoninus Pius, Philip I and Gallienus

    Question # 11 : Radiate crown on the Dupondius

    Question # 12 : Hercules

    Question # 13 : His father (biological)

    PART 2

    Question # 1 : The toughest one ( only 3 members got it right) : the Emperor's heir is assured. It celebrates that Jupiter provided the Emperor with successors. This coin was probably issued at the birth of the first son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina.

    Question # 2 : Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus.

    Question # 3 : Antoninus Pius and Faustina

    Question # 4 : Peacock

    Question # 5 : Phoenix

    Question # 6 : Carinus in 283 AD.

    Question # 7 : Marcus Aurelius & Lucius Verus

    Question # 8 : His sister Marciana and his niece Matidia.


    Question # 9 : Constans

    Question # 10 : He was born while the moon was in the sign of the Capricorn.

    Question # 11 : Faustina had 13 children in about 20 years...

    Question # 12 : It's a battle between Lucilla and Faustina II. Lucilla wins ( 166-167 AD vs 169 AD)


    And now here are the names of our TOP 5 members with the most right answers (in alphabetical order) :

    @Severus Alexander (*)

    * sorry to @Severus Alexander but you can't participate in our Final Draw for the big Prize given by yourself...:(

    Many thanks to all participants and good luck for the draw which will be done later today by @lordmarcovan .

    Attached Files:

  13. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Congrats to the members who did better than me :)
    Although I am not convinced about the Semis question, as I found something different in the PM I sent.
    Also, weren't the rules stating that the first 10 members receive extra tickets?

    Don't get me wrong, answering was great fun and I am sure there are members who deserve more than me, but just saying
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    I probably got 60-70% right (not sure). I had the quadrans at 1280 to the aureus so I was wrong there. I guessed on the Lugdunum mint, so I was happy about that.
  15. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

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  16. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    oh nooooo i missed it by a day. Dangit, and Ocat even gave me a reminder. GRRR
  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I am here, finally. Sorry for the delay on the drawing. I'll fire up the random number generator momentarily, and we'll see who is favored by Fortuna!
  18. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Hello, everyone. @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix has asked me to perform the random drawing, which I have done with my favorite online random number generator, based on the list he provided below.

    Now, I'm not fully up to speed on the process he used for assigning these numbers, nor have I fully followed the thread.

    (I only knew the answer to exactly ONE question myself. At least I did get one right.) ;)

    So do please direct any questions to him. I'm just the number-cruncher here. I will ask the winner not to celebrate until @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix has certified the results.

    Here is the list:
    1. Dougsmit
    2. Dougsmit
    3. Dougsmit
    4. Dougsmit
    5. Dougsmit
    6. ambrOzie
    7. ambrOzie
    8. Roman Collector
    9. Roman Collector
    10. Roman Collector
    11. Roman Collector
    12. Roman Collector
    13. Milesofwho
    14. Gavin Richardson
    15. Sulla80
    16. Sulla80
    17. Sulla80
    18. Sulla80
    19. Sulla80
    20. 7Calbrey
    21. Alwin
    22. Alwin
    23. Alwin
    24. Alwin
    25. Alwin
    26. Bing
    27. Limes
    28. Limes
    29. Limes
    30. Limes
    31. Limes
    32. Bradley Trotter
    33. Johndakerftw
    34. Johndakerftw
    35. Johndakerftw
    36. Johndakerftw
    37. Johndakerftw
    38. furryfrog02
    39. furryfrog02
    40. Claudius_Gothicus
    41. Claudius_Gothicus
    42. Claudius_Gothicus
    43. Claudius _Gothicus
    44. Claudius_Gothicus
    45. ancient coin hunter
    46. Spaniard
    47. catadc
    48. catadc
    49. catadc
    50. catadc
    51. catadc
    52. JayAg47
    53. Cucumbor
    54. cmezner
    55. cmezner
    56. cmezner
    57. cmezner
    58. cmezner
    59. Christina Pernock
    60. Parthicus
    61. Parthicus
    62. Parthicus
    63. Parthicus
    64. Parthicus
    65. eparch
    66. eparch
    67. ycon
    68. Claudius

    *drum roll*

    And here is the draw.


    It seems Fortuna has favored Number 62, and it appears that based on that, @Parthicus is our winner here. But wait for @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix to certify the win.

    Cheers! :)

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  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    According to Domitian, Minerva offered similar assurance. In this case, he was the heir to his brother.

    I missed this one believing the Jupiter type was part of the series praying for relief from tragedies during Titus' reign including Vesuvius. This is mentioned in the CNG link below for the Neptune version.
  20. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Supporter! Supporter

    Congratulation @Parthicus ! You are the winner of the 100 CAD $ gift certificate for the next AMCC auction !
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