Buuuut Now that we have that over with, UNLEASH THE GORGON!!! SKYTHIA Olbia - Gorgoneion Proto Money 437-410 BC Obv: facing gorgon's head. Rev: sea eagle flying right. 65.4 mm, 89.7 grams. Poor. Scarce. Provenance Property of a European collector; acquired in 2007; previously in a Dutch collection formed in the 1980s-1990s. Literature Sear 1682. Purchased from Timeline Auctions Feb 2021 (I lift this bad boy 3 sets of 10 each day and my biceps are looking swole! But seriously, in hand it is a BEAST) This highly sought after type is the largest coin type for size, period. The reverse is more than likely a love song to Perikles who secured trade with them and democracy for them on his naval expedition the very same year these coins began being minted. aaand, did I mention it's really BIG To learn more check out @ancientcoinguru 's tour de force write up in her Imperator championship winning bid for @Curtisimo 's dazzling cointest! https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ch...-vs-27-severus-alexander.325787/#post-3219066 (Sorry to bring back old pain @Severus Alexander. That Alexander wins any other coin posted that year...) An oldie but a goodie that I picked up a year or two ago that I personally have used to stop Ne'er-do-wells in their tracks, rescue kittens from trees and other acts that are to graphic to document herein... https://www.cointalk.com/threads/an...r-formatum-and-ways-to-catch-villains.351497/ ROMAN REPUBLIC Aes Formatum. Centuries VI-IV BCE CENTRAL ITALY or LAZIO. Anv .: Element in semicircular shape on one side and serrated on the other./ Ancient Batarang Condition: Very Fine 83.41 gr 56.70 mm Former Ares And yet, STILL, she is my favorite coin to hold in hand. ROMAN REPUBLIC. Anonymous. AE Aes Grave Triens (92.37 gms), Rome Mint, ca. 225-217 B.C. VERY FINE. Cr-35/3a; TV-53. Obverse: Helmeted head of Minerva left; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk; Reverse: Prow right; four pellets (mark of value) below; all set upon raised disk. A pleasing specimen despite its crudeness, with charming green surfaces. A test cut across Minerva's face is noted for completeness. Ex Stacks & Bowers ...though not as round, my heaviest (and girthiest) monetary unite is below. Let's be honest, with prices for the "pretty" coins being so silly it was time to focus on quality in quantity! I practically stole this juggernaut at the latest Artemide auction: Aes formatum. AE solid cast cockle-shell, Central Italy, 6th-4th century BC. Vecchi ICC pl. 90,5; cf. G. Fallani, IANP Publication 8, 1986. pl. 6, 2-2c.. PB. 124.00 g. 44 x 41 mm. Heavy and attractive example. Earthen light green patina. Good VF. Purchased Artemide March 2021 Anybody else have a drawer or separate place for those really BIG boys n girls? So. Whoes got the And, YES, this is an invitation to post your massive lunks of metal (size and weight) used monetarily from any point in time... or space!