Welcome to Round 2 of Guess the CTer 2021. For the latest updates on the game, to check what other coins have been posted and to review the clues to the possible prizes please check out the master thread. [Ancients] Guess the Cointalker 2021 (Master Thread) Coin #2 Sicily, Syracuse Agathokles AR Tetradrachm, minted in Africa or Sicily, struck ca. 317-289 BC Dia.: 26 mm Wt.: 17.19 g Why I Added the Coin to my Collection The dies used to make this coin represent one of the two styles of this type struck under Agathokles of Syracuse. This style has an obverse portrait that is very different than what was seen previously on Syracusan coins. One theory is that this style was struck in Africa to pay mercenaries when Agathokles invaded the territory of Carthage. Some of the references mention that this style is artistically inferior to the other style of the same design but I think this style is both elegant and original. Agathokles has been described as the last larger than life king of Syracuse so I’m happy to have a coin so directly associated with his exploits. This coin also has a provenance going back to 1931 which is a nice bonus. 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.