Have a Nice Day, Courtesy of Nicopolis ad Istrum

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Marsyas Mike, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    I was a bit grouchy today, for no particular reason, but when I got home from work I found this itty bitty AE from Nicopolis ad Istrum for Septimius Severus in the mail - 3 stars and a crescent and I just had to smile: :happy: (but my smiley has a nose).

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    Share your coins that you've anthropomorphized (or other signs you are spending too much time with your ancients).

    Have a nice day! :happy:
     
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  3. Alegandron

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

    LOL, awesome!
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  4. svessien

    svessien Senior Member

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    This coin always makes me happy. Many years ago, Dave Surber from Wildwinds told me that «it may even be made of silver from Salomos temple. And if not, it definitely has been part of the payment for the Colosseum.» What more can you expect of a coin? I like to hold it in my hand and think of that.
     
  5. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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    SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
    AE 18
    OBVERSE: AY K L C CEVHROC, laureate head right
    REVERSE: NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR, Crescent and three stars
    Struck at Nikopolis, 193-211 AD
    3.4g, 17mm
    Varbanov 2554
     
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