[CLOSED] LordM Giveaway #50 ("Not-So-Secret Saturnalia")

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  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    LordM Giveaway #50 ("Not-So-Secret Saturnalia")

    This contest is now CLOSED. Winner was announced in Post #85.

    Io, Saturnalia, Ancient forum and CoinTalk friends!

    I'm a bit late to the party this year to participate in the traditional festivities, so I'll go it on my own with a little twist along the same theme.

    To enter this giveaway:

    • Merely state which one of the following twenty nineteen ancient or medieval (-ish) coins you would like to have, and what you like about it. That's your entry post.
    • Alternately, if none of the coins below are anything you want for yourself, you may designate another CoinTalk member to receive your prize in the event your entry wins the drawing. Then they may pick whichever coin they want.

    The drawing will be done via random number generator sometime after Saturnalia (December 17th).

    Entries from international members are welcome.

    I hope you all have an enjoyable holiday season.

    Numismatic Regards,

    ~Robertson ("Rob") Shinnick ("LordM")

    #1. Greece (Ionia, Teos): bronze Æ10, ca. 3rd century BC; griffin & kantharos

    #2. Phoenicia (Arados): bronze Æ17, ca. 242-166 BC; turreted head of Tyche / Athena on ship's prow

    #3. Numidia: bronze Æ26 of Micipsa, ca. 188-148 BC; head of Masinissa, horse

    #4. Seleucid Empire: bronze Æ13 of Antiochus IV, ca. 175-164 BC, struck at Ake-Ptolemais in Phoenicia

    #5. Greece (Mysia, Pergamon): bronze Æ15, ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC; Asklepios / Serpent staff

    WITHDRAWN - explanation in Post #41

    #6. Seleucid Empire: bronze Æ18 of Antiochus IX, ca. 116-96 BC; head of Eros

    #7. Judaea: bronze lepton of Alexander Jannaeus, ca. 103-76 BC (the biblical "Widow's mite")

    #8. Roman Provincial (Cappadocia, Caesarea): silver hemidrachm of Hadrian, ca. 120-121 AD

    #9. Roman Provincial (Antioch on Orontes): bronze Æ22 of Antoninus Pius, ca. 138-161 AD

    #10. Roman Empire: bronze sestertius of Commodus, ca. 177-192 AD

    #11. Roman Provincial (Antioch on the Orontes): bronze Æ20 of Elagabalus, ca. 218-222 AD

    #12. Roman Provincial (Caesarea): bronze Æ28 of Severus Alexander, ca. 222-235 AD; Mount Argaeus

    #13. Roman Empire (Gallic Secessionist): bronze antoninianus of Victorinus, Cologne mint, ca. 270-271 AD

    #14. Roman Empire: bronze Æ3 of Constantine the Great, VOT XX in wreath, Siscia mint, ca. 306-337 AD

    #15. Eastern Roman Empire: bronze Æ3 of Arcadius, ca. 395-408 AD; Antioch mint, Victory reverse

    #16. China: cast bronze cash coin, Tang Dynasty, Anonymous Middle Type, ca. 718-732 AD

    #17. Spain: "New World Pirate Era Bronze Nummis c.1400-1600 AD" [sic], in International Numismatic Bureau holder

    #18. Spain: copper 2-maravedis of Ferdinand V of Aragon & Isabella I of Castile, ca. 1474-1504

    #19. Lithuania: silver half-grosz of Sigismund the Old of Poland, 1512

    #20. Hungary: silver “Madonna & Child” denar of Maximilian II, 1577-KB

    Archive of past & present giveaways

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  3. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Wonderful idea @lordmarcovan!!!!
    You always bring the fun:)
    Though they are all wonderful coins that would enhance any collection, I will put in my entry post for everybody's CT buddy @Bing :smuggrin:
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  4. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..those are some dandy coins melord :)...i'd like several of them...:D..i guess we could start with the 1st one...'Why i would like this coin"..i haven't a double handled vessel coin in my lot..nor a griffin.jpg :D
  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    Thank you for the opportunity, @lordmarcovan. For me, 2020 was the first year I've actively collected ancient coins. If I had to choose any one of these coins, it would be #8 as I'm quite fond of 2nd and 3rd-century coinage. It would also be the first Roman provincial coin in my collection.
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  6. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Entry post, I actually like the coin with the serpent staff from Mysia, an imagery that we still use today, #5. Greece (Mysia, Pergamon): bronze Æ15, ca. 2nd-1st centuries BC; Asklepios / Serpent staff.
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I approve of your taste. Of the ancients here, that one is my clear favorite as well. I like it for the portrait, patina, and snaky staff. (#12, the Severus Alexander Mt. Argaeus, would probably come in second for me).

    If you click on the picture of the #5 Mysia coin, there is a link to a discussion thread about it (as is the case with many of these).
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  8. Nathan F

    Nathan F Well-Known Member

    Entry Post

    Thanks again for the giveaway. My favourite is the Cappadocia Hadrian, an emperor I like that has so far eluded me from a province I don’t have sounds good to me!
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  9. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I like the Mt Argaeus Sev Alex example. I have several coins with Mt Argaeus and find them interesting.

    That being said, I would like to designate a "newbie" to Ancients and a YN to boot: @Bradley Trotter
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  10. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Thank you, @Bing. Although I don't think the age of 21 necessarily falls under most of the definitions I've seen for being a YN.
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  11. OutsiderSubtype

    OutsiderSubtype Well-Known Member

    Entry post. I like the Tyche on #2. Fun fact about Arados, Strabo the Geographer calls them good people who never engage in piracy like their Cilician neighbors do.
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  12. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    In comparison to this old fart, 21 is a newborn. I have a son in his 50s. Take it as a compliment.
  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Like Bing said, take it as a compliment. “YN” is a state of mind. At 21, you are indeed young in this crowd. I am a middling sort- soon to be 55- and have a son who is turning 30 soon.

    FWIW, on an intellectual and articulate level, I had no idea you were that young. (Myself, I was rather immature at your age.) My 19 year old daughter is also incredibly mature and responsible for her age. (She’s working to pay her own way through college.) I often forget she’s still just a teenager.
  14. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    If I got the pick I'd choose #3, I really like the appearance of a good worn bronze and I don't have any coinage from Numidia, which it's a general goal of mine to collect a bit of something from all the major issuers so it would be a cool addition. Thanks for this giveaway lordmarcovan!
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  15. Amos 811

    Amos 811 DisMember

    #5 as I am an EMT. Thanks for doing all of these!
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  16. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I'd like to join.

    As always @lordmarcovan may you derive double the pleasure you bring to so many here, so often.

    You've got a coin in your collection that immediately made me think of my nephew. He likes to collect a variety of things. I've given him some coins during the holidays while growing up. Well, he just entered his first year in medical school and coin #5 with caduceus' snake entwined staff of Hermes would be a really nice gift, IMO.

    Happy Holidays to all!
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  17. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Well-Known Member

    Entry Post
    Lots of interest stuff. I think I will go with the Constantine the Great #14 given the his historic significance
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  18. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    #5 is a lovely coin and if my name is drawn I would like to nominate @hotwheelsearl for the prize.

    Thank you for your generosity.
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  19. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Entry post. I would like...#20. Hungary: silver “Madonna & Child” denar of Maximilian II, 1577-KB why ? Because it looks very interesting to me. An early date too. Because I do not have any hammered coins.
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  20. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Clavdivs, I am extremely flattered and honored by your nomination!

    for me, I rather like the 18. One side has a “campgate,” one side has a lion, and it’s got a nice color.

    If I’m selected I would like to return the favor and nominate @Clavdivs !
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  21. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else

    Entry Post #17 I have no ancients in my collection and this might be a start in another direction. Also it would be pertinent as I reside in Spain. Thank you for the opportunity. Best wishes for the Festive Season to you and yours
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