: (the man got by on rugged good looks and a little wit) And as a coin lover, it's equally as fun to think of how many of those people were on coins! Going back through all threads with mention of Shakespeare I was surprised to see none done with just that for the theme I must confess, I would probably never have thought up this specific sub collection on my own. I blame @Orfew for the great idea as he is the first person I ever heard mention of it (aaand he has some drool worthy additions that I hope he'll share). I'd been planning this thread for a while and when I won my new (slightly used) Henry V... back in February, that just arrived last week (!), that was thr catalyst. So, we'll start with him: 'We few, we happy few, we band of CT ancients collectors.' Henry V - London - Long Cross Halfpenny. 1413-1422 AD. Class D. Obv: facing bust with broken annulet each side of crown and HENRIC REX ANGL legend. Rev: long cross and pellets dividing CIVI TAS LON DON legend for London mint. S. 1795; N. 1410.0.49 grams.Found Romney Marsh, Kent area, 2000s. Very fine; crack to flan edge. Ex Timeline 'A coin of Richard III, a coin of Richard III, my kingdom for a coin of Richard III!' Richard III 1483-1485 CE, Silver Groat, type III, London mint, crowned facing bust, within tressure of nine arcs, large fleur on six cusps, initial sun and rose 3 both sides, rev long cross pattée, tri-pellets in each inner angle, twin concentric legends and beaded circles surrounding, 2.71g (N 1679; S 2157). Probably my favorite lead role based on a real historical figure of his: Julius Caesar P. Sepullius Macer - Venus Denarius, lifetime issue Feb-March 44 BC. Moneyer P. Sepullius Macer. Obv: CAESAR DICT PERPETVO legend with laureate and veiled head of Gaius Julius Caesar right. Rev: P SEPVLLIVS MACER legend with Venus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, and sceptre set on shield in left. 20mm, 3.18 grams. Crawford 480/13; Sydenham 1074; RSC 39; Sear 1414. Fine. Scarce. Ex-Savoca Do you remember Sextus Pompey, son of the Great, being mentioned as enemies of Cleopatra and Antony??? Cause he was: Sextus Pompey Ӕ As. Spain or Sicily, 45 BC. Laureate head of Janus, with the features of Cn. Pompeius Magnus; [MGN] above / Prow right; [PIVS] above, IMP below. Crawford 479/1; CPP I 671. 19.23g, 28mm, Fine. Ex-Savoca I know there are plenty more (and ones that I've shared that you may have that are in much better condition) and hopefully a surprise or 2 that no one else thought of. It can even be someone not real or just mentioned, like Jupiter or Marc Antony (that's a joke @Bing , please post em) So, with little rules and lots of fun lets see all the coins, quotes, jokes and anything else Shakespearean!