The first was the Divus Marcus Aurelius, a type I was inspired to buy by @Shea19's fantastic example. It completely lacks that wonderful astonished look that Aurelius has on his (my Aurelius looks sound asleep, or dead!), and his reverse is in better condition. But I still like mine very much-- Marcus Aurelius has always been one of my favorite emperors -- and it was the best example of the eagle-on-globe type I've seen in a while. So I've added it to my very small collection of memorial coins, which also includes Vespasian, Antoninus Pius, Maximian, Faustina I, Faustina II, and Mariniana. Divus Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 180 BCE, Rome Mint. Obv. Bare head right, DIVVS M AN-TONINVS PIVS / Rev. Eagle standing right on globe, head left, wings raised, CONSECRATIO. RIC III 273 (Commodus), RSC II 91 (MA), Sear RCV II 5974 (Commodus), BMCRE 20 (Commodus). 19 mm., 3.32 g. [Purchased from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 214th Buy or Bid Sale, Dec. 2020, Lot 242.] The HJB photo: And a link to HJB's very nice Vimeo video of the coin: . The second coin I bought was a type I've admired for some time -- "because I like it" is the usual reason I buy an ancient Greek coin. There's nothing systematic about my very small collection of them, which has now reached the grand total of 17 coins. Boeotia (Thebes), AR Stater 379-338 BC. Obv. Boeotian shield / Rev. Amphora, ΔΑ-IM (Daim-, magistrate) across fields. BCD Boiotia 523 [Classical Numismatic Group, The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Boiotia, Triton IX Auction, Session 1, Lot 523 (not this coin) (10 Jan. 2006, New York)]; Hepworth 18 [Hepworth, R., "The 4th Century BC Magistrate Coinage of the Boiotian Confederacy" in NK 17 (Hungarian Numismatic Society, Numismatic Gazette (Budapest)) (1998)]; BMC 8 Central Greece 126 (at p. 81) [Head, B., A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece (Locris, Phocis, Boeotia, and Euboea) (London, 1884)]; SNG Copenhagen 323 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Copenhagen, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum (Copenhagen, 1942-1979)]. 18.5 mm., 12.19 g. [Purchased from Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., 214th Buy or Bid Sale, Dec. 2020, Lot 59.] This is the HJB photo, which was very dark for whatever reason -- so much so that it appears that the design across the amphora directly beneath the two handles is completely faded except for its two edges. I bought the coin because I liked the video (see link below), not so much because of this photo. When I received the coin today, I realized that it's quite a bit lighter in hand than in the photo, and that the design on the amphora is still there in its entirety. So I took my own photo, which I'm sure is no great shakes, but it does look more like the actual coin: I prefer the way the coin looks in hand to its appearance in the HJB photo, even though one can see that the surface isn't nearly as smooth as the HJB photo shows. The roughness barely shows in hand -- only in the magnified photograph -- so it doesn't bother me. I think it's a beautiful coin. A link to HJB's Vimeo video of this coin, which I think looks more realistic than the HJB photo: . Two questions: First, how can one tell which way is up on the obverse of a Boeotian shield coin? And, second, does anyone know what ancient Greek name or names begin with "Daim-"? If anyone else has received coins they bought from the current Harlan J. Berk sale and would like to post them, or would like to post other Divus/Diva coins, or other coins of Boeotia, please do so.