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
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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!

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

    Head of Maximian, laureate, right

    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.
  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

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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.
    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:

    AE Antoninianus
    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
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2020
  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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