Happy Hallowe'en!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    My wife bought a whole slew of goodies for tonite. I snuck into the stash, before work and stole all the "caramilk bars" over 100. I can eat them while blowing leaves all day:D
    John
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    You are an EVIL MAN, John!
     
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  4. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    My wife would happily agree with you!
     
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  5. Alegandron

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

    LOL... yeah, you did not offer ME any!
     
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  6. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Don't have too many Caramilks!

    Maximian
    AE Follis
    [​IMG]
    304 - 305 A.D., Antioch Mint, 6th Officina
    9.20g, 28.0mm, 12H

    Obverse: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG,
    Head of Maximian, laureate, right

    Reverse: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI,
    Genius, wearing modius, nude, chlamys draped over left shoulder, standing left, pouring liquid from patera in right hand and holding cornucopiae in left hand

    Exergue: -/ς//ANT•

    Provenance: Ex. Solidus Numismatik Online Auction 21, Lot 600

    Reference: RIC VI Antioch 58b
     
  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Well-Known Member

    In New York, there were hardly any trick-or-treaters because of the pandemic. Had you been patient, you could have had all the caramilk bars you wanted without incurring the wrath of your poor, long-suffering wife.
     
  8. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I suspect his wife purchased the Caramilk bars knowing full well what would happen to them. My wife always buys a good amount of candy for Halloween knowing we will have candy left over. She buys the kinds of candy I like knowing there will be extra.
     
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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    No trick or treaters at my house. I did set out a pumpkin wearing a mask as a joke, along with a bowl of various candies, but there were no takers.
     
  10. Quant.Geek

    Quant.Geek Well-Known Member

    I am currently hunkered down in upstate New York due to COVID, but usually, on Long Island, we get a few. This year, not even a drop, the dentists must be happy. I haven't had a caramilk bar yet. Might try that the next time I am in Canada...
     
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  11. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Going to the store to pick up a Caramilk bar right now. I'm bodybuilding on a fixed diet, but on Sunday's I have a treat meal. Looks like it's a Caramilk today!
     
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  12. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    I bought a bag of Kit Kats & Reese's Cups to hand out & no one rang the doorbell :(. We're having a resurgence of Covid-19 in upstate NY that must have kept the kids at home. After 8:00 pm I heated-up a frozen pizza & gorged myself :p.
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  13. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    We put bags of tiny Hershey bars on a stool. All 40 of the bags slowly disappeared. We had Pizza Hut take out. There was a big croud there. I liked this candy delivery system. cansy shoot.jpg
     
  14. Alegandron

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

    LOL
     
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  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    We normally get a slew of children but not this year, a total of 7. Parents were being cautious and that was great. Way better to be safe than sorry...
     
  16. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    I put out Reese's, Snickers, Kit-Kat, Starbursts, etc. so now I have a couple of bags of candy leftover.
     
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  17. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I do the same in the Winter months when I am off work. I treat myself 365 days a year with FOUR homemade cinnamon buns for breakfast/and German plum cake for dessert. Make them from scratch myself. Only have two addictions....food and of course COINS. Actually, I got rained out, so I am baking up 90 cinnamon buns this afternoon.
    John
    PS: I wore size 30 jeans in highschool....same today. IMG_1216.JPG IMG_1217.JPG
     
  18. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    Wow! That's incredible. You must lead quite the active lifestyle to continuously consume, and burn, a large number of calories. Those look sooo tasty! :D

    Ended up getting some caramel chocolate chunk cookies instead of Caramilk and enjoyed a few with a nice glass of fresh hot coffee to celebrate Halloween and usher in the start of the great month of November.

    Here's a more fitting Emperor:

    Probus
    AE Antoninianus
    [​IMG]
    276 - 282 A.D., Ticinum Mint, 4th Officina
    3.93g, 25.0mm, 6H

    Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG,
    Bust of Probus, helmeted, radiate, cuirassed, left, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand

    Reverse: MARTI PACIF,
    Mars, helmeted, in military attire, walking left, holding olive-branch in right hand and spear and shield in left hand

    Exergue: I/-//QXXI

    Provenance: Ex. Secret Saturnalia 2018

    Reference: RIC V Probus 509
     
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  19. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Great coin!
    I am in lawncare, so I walk about 300 K a week/ esp. in Summer months when I go 95+ hrs a week. This month I will be working govt. hrs/ since it will be dark at 5:00PM. I find working only 10 hrs X 7 is child'splay.....
    Well, at least I have spare time for fun activities.
     
  20. Caesar_Augustus

    Caesar_Augustus Well-Known Member

    That's inspiring. And 10 hours a day 7 days a week is much more than the usual 8 hours a day 5 days a week. I can learn a thing from that. :)
     
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  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I remember when the US President stated that the human body only has so much energy, and that one had to be carefull not to over work/ exercise one's body. If that theory were true, I would have run out of energy by the time I was thirty;) My theory is the opposite, your body loves to be worked hard, its a win win....you feel much better about yourself/ look great/ make lots of $$$ to spend on coins......and can eat whatever you crave.
     
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