Welcome to Round 1 of Guess the CTer 2021. For the latest updates on the game and to review the clues to the possible prizes please check out the master thread. [Ancients] Guess the Cointalker 2021 (Master Thread) Coin #1 Prolemaic Kings of Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphos AE Obol, Alexandria mint, struck ca. 260s-246 BC Dia.: 24 mm Wt.: 10.43 g Why I Added the Coin to my Collection I don't often add greek coins to my collection, appart from the occasionnal bronze and the very rare silver, but when I saw this portrait of Alexander III wearing elephant skin, I immediately knew I had to have it. It's not a thoughtful purchase, i.e. the coin that would be part of a project, but really a kind of "that coin talks to me, listen !" buy. Even though I had to throw in much more than the average coin of this type would cost, I think it's worth every penny, due to the exquisite engraving, preservation and patina. A real gem in hand. How the Game Works I have enlisted the participation of four well known CoinTalk members (plus myself). Each of us has submitted a photo of a coin that we have never posted to the forum along with a brief description of why we included the coin in our collections. See below for the list of members who have agreed to participate. @Parthicus @Curtisimo @Cucumbor @bcuda @Theodosius The goal of the game will be for members to try and match each coin with its owner (one of the 5 members listed above). There will be a separate thread for each coin posted every 3 days and each thread will produce a winner. The winner’s name will be chosen at random from the participants in the thread but you can earn multiple chances to win based on the following rules. Guess who the owner of the coin is and give a reason why you think that. (Ex.: I believe that this coin belongs to Curtisimo because he once gave himself a concussion trying to skateboard down a half pipe without ever practicing.) This is the minimum requirement for entry into the drawing. You must post a comment for your guess to be counted. Please include a reason with your guess. Anyone who posts a photo of an ancient coin along with their guess (related or not) will receive an extra chance to win. Anyone who gives a particularly well thought out or amusing reason why you guessed a certain person will receive an extra chance to win. Anyone who guesses correctly will receive an extra chance to win. Anyone who is a young numismatist (age 18 or younger) will receive an extra chance to win. If you are a YN please say so in your entry post. In total there can be up to 5 chances to win for each member in each thread! A Note to the Volunteers If you would like to follow along with the results of the poll feel free to vote for yourself or at random. A Note to Poll Voters The poll option is intended just for fun. To have your guess counted you MUST comment in the thread.