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  1. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    The Fractional Bull butting Right is rare.

    LEFT: Sicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-269 BC AE 15 Persephone Bull RIGHT R
    RIGHT: Sicily Syracuse Hieron II 275-269 BC AE 22 Persephone Bull LEFT

    next: more Fractionals that are scarcer.
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  3. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    I suppose I'll show off my avatar coin :D

    1000-1300 CE (Circa) AV 1.16 Massa 'Sandalwood' 'Ma in Nagari script' 0.16g 5mm S3 Combined.png
    Srivijaya Kingdom of Sumatra
    c. 800-1300 CE
    AV 1/16 Massa (¼ Kupang) | 0.16 grams | 5mm | scyphate shape
    Obv: Incused sandalwood flower motif
    Rev: Nagari script ma
    Note: This is technically an electrum series, an example was XRF tested by Ronachai Krisadaolarn in The Evolution of Thai Money (2016), found to be 74% gold, 21.5% silver, 3.5% copper, and 1% iron. Other Sumatran "gold" coins regularly include significant amounts of silver.
    Next: Your avatar/icon coin (or what would be, if you don't use a coin)
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  4. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Small AE Athena and Owl.
    Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Æ14
    Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
    Rev: ΙΟΥΛΙΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ / Owl standing right, head facing.
    48-1 BC. Æ14, 2.5 g.

    Next: Avatar coin
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    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @DonnaML, so Help us! What Is this, just exactly? Cool, whatever it is, but I'm still clueless.

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's mine. And for pics, with apologies, all I can find is the obverse.
    France, Duchy of Burgundy, Hugues IV, 1218-1272. (Funly consonant with Henry III of England, especially since both reigns began with minorities. --Awkward?)
    Obv. (Beginning with the legend; you'll find out why in a second or two: )
    +VGO BVRGVNDIE. In field: DVX.
    This was also the basis of my user name, by way of a bad pun --regretted more or less ever since, especially since @Valentinian, after he succeeded into talking me into joining this forum, made a serious, good-faith effort to talk me out of it.
    ...So, Right, instead of 'VGO DVX,' there's 'VGO DUCKS.' What only makes it worse is that, just regarding the pronunciation, it probably isn't a match even to medieval Latin. Kinda dumb....
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  7. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter


    Next theme??
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  8. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    A faience amulet of Bes from ancient Egypt. 26th Dynasty.
  9. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I nailed it! I could not answer for you, but I guessed it right within my head! :) A feel good moment for me
    A very nice one, Donna.
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    My avatar coin - sestertius of Caligula with reverse of emperor addressing troops - purchased from Tom Cederlind.

    next... another adlocutio coin.
  11. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I had to look that up! I thought it was a fancy way to say he was DRUBBING or beating on his troops! :)

    I hate spellcheck.
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  12. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I was going to say i hit the wrong key - but the letter B is nowhere near the letter S on the key board. I guess I'll have to chalk it up to the late hour or just to my extremely poor spelling!.
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Ya gotta love this forum. Most days I learn something here. Like "adlocutio". Fascinating!
  14. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @DonnaML, @TuckHard gave us a good clue, but Thanks for that! Very cool. ...Finding something in the way of a Pharoahnic amulet or (even) scarab has been an aspiration forever. Lately I've been picking up some grudging respect for the 26th Dynasty. Your example accelerated the trend!
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  15. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Yow! A quintessential Julio-Claudian sestertius, if I ever saw one. Seamlessly translating Roman monumentality into the medium. And The Great Tom Cederlind! Met him when I was going to school near Portland, either side of 1980.
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  16. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    @Alegandron, do you know anyone who likes it?
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  17. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Oh, No!!! Thanks, @Roman Collector. Let's see. A coin you wanted for a year or more before finding one.
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  18. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    I had been on the lookout for one of these lion quadriga coins for some years:

    Domna MATER AVGG Cybele Lion Quadriga Denarius.jpg
    Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.30 g, 19 mm, 6 h.
    Rome, 21st emission, AD 205.
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: MATER AVGG, Julia Domna, as Cybele, seated left in quadriga of lions and holding branch in her right hand.
    Refs: RIC 562; BMCRE 48; Cohen/RSC 117; RCV 6592; Hill 759; CRE 354.

    Next: Vehicle drawn by something other than horses.
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  19. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    Wow, @Roman Collector, that's just amazing. Never heard of the type before. Almost as if she was type-casting herself...?
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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I turn it off on all of my devices. It forces me, being severely dyslexic, to take care when I communicate.

    But, yes. My 6 daughters use it. I think it is dumb.
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  21. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...If anyone has any tips on how to disable it on (free) Outlook, Please, Holler!
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