FORVM evacuation and best wishes to our members in the path of the storm

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Sallent, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    I just found out that Forum has been evacuated due to the approaching hurricane. I was trying to call them to inquire about a coin but it looks like they are on the path of the storm. My best wishes to them and any of our members who are in the areas that will be affected. As someone in Florida, who has survived three hurricanes and a tornado, I can definitely relate to you guys and I wish you nothing but the best. Please stay safe.

    As this is the ancients forum, it's only right to appeal to the gods and goddesses of antiquity to keep you all safe. I hereby entreat Jupiter Optimus to watch over you guys, and to Salus to ensure your well-being through this whole nightmare.

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    Jupiter

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    Salus

    Please feel free to leave any best wishes to any members who will be affected, and if you also want to entreat any ancient deities found on your coins, feel free to do so too and post said coins
     
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  3. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    Thank you for this information, @Sallent !
    May the Almighty Bless them and keep them safe!
     
  4. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I think the shift overnight means FORVM’s headquarters are going to take a direct hit. I’ll be feeling the hurricane over the weekend, but thankfully am not near the coast
     
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  5. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    Excellent Vespasian!
     
  6. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Good to hear that @FitzNigel. I thought of you and @Aethelred when I heard about the storm. I hope both of you as well as any other CT members remain safe.
     
  7. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Oh wow. FAC is located in Moorehead, NC-- definitely going to be walloped and inundated.

    I hope all at-risk CT members are evacuating and that you will be able to return to intact homes as soon as possible.

    This storm is looking extremely dangerous :(.
     
  8. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Well, I hope it doesn't get inundated, or that at least they evacuated the coins. I still have this one on layaway, and I've already paid 80% of it off. It would be a shame if it suffered water damage.

    I know it has a boat, but it can't float. I was about to pay the other 20% today, but now I think I'll definitely wait until after the storm to make sure I still have a coin to make that last payment towards.
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  9. Dillan

    Dillan The sky is the limit ! Supporter

    May you all in the storms path find a safe place to be. My family will be saying prayers for those in the line of the storm , and for those that need help to get some place safe. May the spirit of goodness watch over all of you and keep you safe . We hope for nothing but the best for you , and that the storm will weaken and head back out to sea or diminish completely. My Family and I have all of you held deeply in our hearts hoping for a good out come. Tie A knot and hang on tight . Dillan
     
  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Four of five local school districts canceled school for Friday and announced it yesterday. The only one that held out was where my grandson attends. Yesterday they changed the prediction for us in Virginia from terrible to some rain and moved the whole thing south of here so he has to go to school as of last word. All of the Carolinas are now expected to be hit hard with the coast devastated. Morehead City is as coastal as it gets. As I understand it now, the worst may be south of Morehead but the entire region could use any prayers any of you are willing to apply.
     
  11. Atlanta is in the path, but I expect everything to be okay
     
  12. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    I hope everyone has taken the precautions necessary.. and we get a break and things aren't as bad as they seem to be at the moment. Stay Safe!!

    PtolemyII_MERGE.jpg Our ancient ancestors would be praying to this guy: Zeus - The King of the Gods and the ruler of the heavens. He was the god of clouds, rain, thunder and lightning.

    Perhaps Romans may choose to ask his brother Neptune and hope he may have a say??

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    Stay safe everyone.. we are here to help. "Any port in a storm" is my favorite saying.. stay safe first - above all else!!! Anything you need after the storm will be provided .. we will all support you I am sure!
     
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  13. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    Well, looks like Jupiter and Salus are working their magic, storm is down to a Category 2. Hopefully it will be Cat 1 by the time it hits and it won't be too bad.
     
  14. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    May Neptune be kind ...

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    And Mercury guide all to safety ...

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  15. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    A shield against the thunder and lightening:

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    Epirus, The Molossi, circa 360-330/25 BC, AE17, 2.39g
    Shield with thunderbolt boss / thunderbolt in wreath
    Ref: Sear GCV #1979
    Note: low-weight specimen
     
  16. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    I've been toying with the idea of buying a solid bronze replica statue of Jupiter and building a Roman-style home shrine with sacrifice bowl in front for incense burning, and maybe put a few denarii on the altar as an offering. I found a company in Germany that makes replica statues of shrine deities from the ancient world. Here is one contender.

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    Obviously I don't believe old Jupiter will actually do anything for me as he's not real, but it would be a cool historical display for fun and decoration, kind of like a conversation piece to get visitors engaged in a little bit of history.

    Plus I would hardly be the first one here to do something of the sort. I've seen some interesting "shrines" by some of you here, such as @TIF '' cool little shrine to the Goddess of Sewers.
     
  17. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    If I were going to install such an item, I would insist on a statue in the pose common on coins. That Zeus does not have the regal look needed.

    Perhaps the answer is to buy a 3D printer and make one to your specifications??? I believe theirs is life size but printers scale well.
    https://www.businesswire.com/news/h...sys-Brings-“Seven-Wonders-Ancient-World”-Life
    Imagine what TIF could do with one of these. We could have a shrine/throne that actually flushes.
     
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  18. Sallent

    Sallent Supporter! Supporter

    I respectfully disagree. That is a replica of a bronze Roman statue of Jupiter that would have been found on a home altar. Jupiter standing up and holding a staff is a very common Roman motiff on coins. Please compare the statue to these coins.

    As you can see, the Jupiter on the reverse of this denarius of Vespasian is a match for this replica of a Roman statue found in the remains of a Roman home. This leads me to believe that both were inspired by a real statue that may have existed in a Roman Temple in the capital.

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    Please also see these other similar representations of Jupiter found on the reverses of two of my Gordian III coins. Unlike Iovis Cvstos, these other representations of Jupiter have a thunderbolt, but are otherwise similar.

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  19. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    Stay safe everyone. I'd post a few coins but I'm writing this on my phone.
     
  20. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    A thunderbolt would make all the difference.
     
  21. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    How about Good 'Ol Neptune...invoking him for peaceful waters

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    and @Sallent this is your former coin!
     
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