Tomorrow I am officially joining the US Navy, and will be starting Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island. I will not have any computer access for at least 9 weeks, much to my chagrin. If all goes well, I will be commissioned as an Ensign in the Oceanography field in mid-April. To celebrate, please post your best nautical-themed coins! Here's some of my favorites, the popular FTR Galley series of Constans! Barbarous AE24. Compare to the one below, you can see how the celator made some major mistakes - he places two long sticks under the emperor's left hand, where there should have been one standard, and one clothing strap of some sort. The standard itself is almost nonexistent, and the galley is also pretty gone. Very interesting to see which parts of the reverse were retained well - namely, the in-hand victory and the rudder-wielding Victory. I always wondered how degenerate these coins could have gotten if they were allowed to; exempli gratia the Eastern "attendants and fire altar" coins that devolved to almost nothing remotely close to the original Sasanian prototype. Oddly smaller AE21 official prototype And a really elegant AE24 example. I actually always wondered if this one was fake, it seemed too perfect. This reverse has emperor holding a phoenix instead of a Victory. The details are amazing, especially the galley with some rather fine work on the fore and aft portions. The emperor's armor getup is gorgeous, and standard is rather nicely detailed.