Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Barry Murphy, Oct 13, 2021.
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@Barry Murphy, and an interesting design! Dionysus riding backwards on a donkey! I'm used to him riding forwards on a panther!
Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial triassarion, 6.34 g, 23.4 mm, 7 h.
Thrace, Pautalia, AD 161-175.
Obv: ΦΑVCΤΕΙΝ-Α CΕΒΑCΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II, right; band of pearls around head.
Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑC-ΠΑVΤΑΛΙ-ΑC, Dionysus seated on panther walking, r., resting r. arm on panther, holding thyrsus.
Refs: RPC IV 8811; Ruzicka 99.
Notes: Double die match to RPC IV 8811(4) = Ruzicka 99(4) = Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum 8775.
I personally prefer the leftmost because of the pretty nice flan, with great style.
The rightmost also has really nice style. I like that he's facing leftward to prove he's not looking at the road
What does the reverse look like?
That's the nice thing about horses, they drive themselves. One of the arguments in support of horses during the advent of automobiles was that cars couldn't take you home when you were hammered!
We are getting closer to this! Self driving cars and semis are being tested on the roads, now.
Yes, you are correct.
I just thought horses would be generally common.
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