The two coins I selected are first a silver stater of Magna Graecia, the City of Velia from circa 290 BC (Sear 269) with Athena on the obverse and a crouching lion on the reverse, weighing 7.4 grams. Just gorgeous. The second which just screams, this is "what power looks like", is a hefty sestertius of 28 grams, from circa 105 AD (Sear 1004)with Trajan looking out at the world with a, well, imperious stare. "Don't mess with Rome or me". These two coins represent the epitome of the quintessence of the celators' ability to project and reflect what mattered to their people, glory and grandeur. I am sure members have coins of their own which say, "This is what it means to be a Greek or a Roman", "This is what matters to us". Show us the coins you have that send a message to the person who looks closely at them, a missive their time to our time.