Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by PeteB, May 5, 2020.

  1. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Skull of Roman soldier.jpg
    Show your casualties of war.
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  3. 7Calbrey

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    That skull is at the Rocsen Museum (Nono, Córdoba, Argentina) and is advertised as that. But I don´t think it is actually true.
    The skull was found by a kid who eventually funded this museum along with some coins, donations and old inheritance stuff from his family.
    Teeths are missing and in general, jaw looks like that of an old person, not a regular legionary. In any case, a veteran who saw action for a last time, but I doubt it.
  5. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    That's interesting - if kind of horrifying.
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  6. cpm9ball

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  7. medoraman

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    Eh, I saw much worst in the Gulf War.

    I am kind of suspicious of these being found like that. I won't go into gory details why.
  8. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I have seen items like this in history and archaeological publications and while fascinating to think about, I don't think I would want one in my collection, maybe for the same reason I am uncomfortable walking through museums where the bodies of long dead people (like Egyptian mummies) are on public display.
  9. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    My apologies! I meant "Show your casualties of war ON ANCIENT COINS."
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  10. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Here’s some captives of war that I happen to have on my phone!
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  13. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Commodus Alexandria
    pa0390fd3401.jpg Septimius Severus Philippopolis
    pi0790b02401lg.jpg I am unaware of many war action coin types. Obviously there are the Falling Horsemen and a few other horse vs. foot from that period but we do not have scenes of regular battles showing infantry, archers or machines in use with victims.
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  14. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    It looks to be a young female to me, but couldn't say firmly without turning it around and looking at the nuchal lines on the back of the skull. If male, young and poorly muscled. IMO, Jim
  15. DonnaML

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    Constans (son of Constantine I), AE Centenionalis, Alexandria Mint (1st Officina) 348-350 AD. Obv. Draped and cuirassed bust left, wearing pearl diadem and holding globe in right hand, D N CONSTA - NS P F AVG / Rev. Emperor in military dress, standing left and holding labarum in right hand and shield in left, placing right foot on leg of one of two captives before him with hands bound behind their backs, wearing Phrygian caps and kneeling facing with their heads turned towards one another, FEL TEMP REPARATIO. ALEA [Alexandria Mint, 1st Officina] in exergue. RIC VIII 56(A) (p. 542), Sear RCV V 18706. 20 mm., 3.45 g.

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  16. ominus1

    ominus1 When in Rome, do as the Romans do Supporter

    ..all is not as it seems..but heck, who don't like a gory story....:D
  17. Alegandron

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

    I see dead people...

    RI Julian II 360-363 CE Fallen Horseman AE3
  18. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

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  19. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I don't think I have ever seen a coin with some kind of ancient catapult on it but I would like to if anyone has one.
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  20. DonnaML

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    I hope the skull wasn't found in Argentina, or I'd be even more suspicious about its authenticity than I already am!
  21. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Come to think of it, I haven't either. I don't remember any instruments of war save for swords, bows, arrows, horses, and I think slings.
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