Odyssey 2020 - Monolith in Utah

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  1. Alegandron

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

    Approx 12' / 3.6M Metal Monolith found in Utah...

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55056570?xtor=AL-72-[partner]-[gnl.newsletters]-[headline]-[news]-[bizdev]-[isapi]&xtor=ES-213-[BBC News Newsletter]-2020November24-[top+news+stories]

    Hmmm...interesting. Stanley Kubrick would be pleased.

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    Post your unusual ANCIENTs coins featuring monoliths, oddities, featuring cool, UNEXPLAINED, or unusual items.


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    Campania CAPUA AE Semuncia 216-211 BCE Juno Xoanon Hannibal capital Italia SCARCE

    Xoanon: an Archaic wooden cult image of Ancient Greece.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xoanon
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    Post your unusual ANCIENTs coins featuring monoliths, oddities, featuring cool, UNEXPLAINED, or unusual items.
     
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  3. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Interesting story, @Alegandron! Now I have an "Also Sprach Zarathustra" earworm. :eek:

    The identity of the object on the ground at the emperor's feet on this AE3 of Procopius remains a mystery:

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    Procopius, AD 365-366
    Roman Æ centenionalis, 2.70 g, 20mm.
    Constantinople, AD 365-366.
    Obv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
    Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field and unidentified object in left at foot; CONSЄ• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC ix 17a.7; Cohen 8; RCV 19883.
    Notes: The small object at the feet of the emperor on the reverse has never been satisfactorily explained. Pearce (RIC ix, p. 215, 17 note) comments "The small indeterminate object is given by Cohen as 'seated captive.' Koblitz suggests a helmet. I have noted it as resembling the letter T, a mushroom, two small circles standing one above the other, a small circle standing on a pyramidal object, etc., but never 'seated captive' or 'helmet.'"
     
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  4. Alegandron

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

    Let me help you involuntarily impress those thoughts into your brain... :D


     
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  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Definitely placed in Utah by aliens who are watching us. The Archons of the Nag Hammadi codex.;)
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  6. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    OMG, they finally arrived. Run for the hills !
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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    If the Mother ship is here please don't leave me behind, I'm ready!
     
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  8. BJBII

    BJBII Metrologist

    I am not sure I would ride along in a helicopter when the pilot was counting sheep. It seems like an accident waiting to happen.
     
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  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    .. open the pod doors Hal.jpg ...open the pod bay doors HAL...
     
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  10. Alegandron

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

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  11. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    I cracked up at:

    He was like, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, turn around, turn around!'. And I was like, 'What?'. And he's like, 'There's this thing back there - we've got to go look at it!'," Mr. Hutchings said.

    I, of course, immediately recognized the object in Utah as a modern, obvious, fake of this "coin" - easy to spot because the style, fabric and weight are so far off.
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    Roman Republican, aes formatum, rough brick shape, ~5th-4th century BC, Central Italy (ex private collection ex Munich auction house 1990s)
    Obv: oxidized bronze Rev: oxidized bronze Size: 615g, 103 cubic cm.
     
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  12. Alegandron

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

    Yeah, almost like a B-movie scene! LOL.

    I reckon the guy who built that is having a ball with all the media hype. Too funny.
     
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  14. Alegandron

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

  15. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    Wonderful idea and coins @Alegandron !!!
    As my CT pals know, I'm a Utahn. And can dispel the myth for you all, this "monolith" is NOT a recent find.
    We've been worshipping the motherboard godess for years.
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    Now on to the unexplained coins...
    Say what you will about it being a fun design. This is clear cut string theory:
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    Or this coin that was, assuredly, I'm told by @TIF herself, used to make waffles for tiny men... with LARGE appetites:
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  16. Alegandron

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

  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    What a load of poo.......shades of 2001, a space odyssey. Not a 'close up' look at this anomaly? Nobody noticed this thing till someone went out 'counting sheep'? Bill Bixby's rolling in his grave.
     
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  18. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    And why is the BBC reporting this and none of the domestic (US) stations?
     
  19. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    'Rag time' in the UK...............
     
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  21. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I was forced to watch 2001 "a Space Oddity" when in school/ found it so boring, I fell asleep.:yack: Now, "The Thing" with Kurt Russell/ action packed/ made way more sense/ no falling asleep! Anyone watching, "Skinwalker Ranch" John Carpenter makes way better movies then Kubrick.
     
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