Halloween special!

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  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    Coins resonating with the theme of the current times, Plague.
    Faustina Jr denarius for the Antonian plague 160-180 AD, Justinian I 40 nummi for Justinian plague 541-549 AD, and the 1350s Hand Heller representing the Black plague. However, in view of optimism, I have encircled these coins with the coins of Apollo and Salus, Roman gods of health, healing, and welfare.
    Post your coins from the trying times of humanity or anything you feel relevant to Halloween! download.jpg
     
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  3. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Emperors who died of the plague:

    Lucius_Verus.jpg Lucius Verus
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    Hostilian

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    Claudius II

    and the Healers:

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    Asklepios

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    Hygieia

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    Telesphorus
     
  4. Roman Collector

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    Faustina II Salus types. Faustina's hairstyle dates these coins to AD 161-170; however, they may have been issued alongside the SALVTI AVGVSTOR issues of Aurelius and Verus, struck AD 162-164 (a bit before the plague of AD 165-180):

    Faustina Jr SALVS seated denarius.jpg Faustina Jr SALVS standing denarius.jpg Faustina Jr SALVTI AVGVSTAE S C standing dupondius.jpg

    Issues of Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian struck in response to the Cyprian plague, which arrived in the city of Rome in AD 251:

    Trebonianus Gallus APOLL SALVTARI antoninianus.jpg
    Trebonianus Gallus SALVS AVGG Rome antoninianus.jpg
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    Volusian SALVS AVGG Antoninianus Rome.jpg
     
  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I think my healer coin can do double duty as a Halloween coin. Boo!

    Elagabalus - Philippopolis Telesphorus.jpg
    ELAGABALUS
    AE19. 3.55g, 18.7mm. THRACE, Philippopolis, circa AD 218-222. Varbanov 1795 var. (obv. legend). O: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right. R: ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOPΩN, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing cucullus.
     
  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

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  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Oh, that's wonderful!! I wonder if they got the idea for that from the live (Conehead) skit on "It's Saturday Night at the Forum"? :hilarious::p
     
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  8. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    This is a bit of a stretch; hope people will be indulgent....
    COINS, FRANCE, PHILIPPE VI, GROS A FLEUR DE LIS, OBV..jpg
    COINS, FRANCE, PHILIPPE VI, GROS A FLEUR DE LIS, REV..jpg
    France, Philippe VI, 1328-1350. Gros à fleur de lis, 1341. Inner legends: +PhILIPPVS REX /+FRANCORVM. (Duplessy, Royales, 263; cf.263A.)
    In 1346, Philippe lost the Battle of Crécy to the forces of Edward III, under the commands of King Edward, his son, Edward the Black Prince, and Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. The Black Prince and Thomas went on to win a no less dramatic victory at Poiters ten years later.
    The two battles were the first to involve English longbows trouncing French heavy cavalry, as happened again at Agincourt in 1415. Meanwhile, the earlier phases of the Hundred Years' War saw a level of destruction likely not seen in Europe in recent memory. Techniques were largely traditional --burning and pillaging-- but now, to a nearly unprecedented degree, they were pursued on a genuinely international scale. One chronicle mentions a captive French mayor who was taken to the top of a local church by an English official, from which he could see the fires of neighboring towns in every direction.
    Thomas, a lineal ancestor, died of the Black Death in 1369, as the Black Prince would in 1376 (predeceasing his father by a year), in two of the resurgences of the plague which punctuated the second half of the 14th century. ...I always saw that as a bit of poetic justice. Here's Thomas's tomb, with his wife, Catherine, a daughter of Roger Mortimer, the infamous consort of Queen Isabella, estranged wife of Edward II. ...A lovely couple.
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  9. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Happy Halloween. I think the obverse of this coin fits well the funny occasion. It was struck under Alexander Balas, SC 1792.2.

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  10. Alegandron

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

    Why 13 is unlucky, and why Friday 13th is unlucky...

    Killer of the Templars... France's PHILIPPE IV LE BEL :

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    FRANCE PHILIPPE IV LE BEL CE 1285-1314 AR 25mm GROS TOURNOIS À L'O ROND AR 25mm DUPLESSY 213 - Killed off Knights Templar Friday 13 October 1307
     
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  11. +VGO.DVCKS

    +VGO.DVCKS Well-Known Member

    ...Well, Yeah, except, the Templars were their Own (exp. del.).
     
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