Speaking of pointy things, yours truly was apparently the CoinTalker least able to resist this extremely silly coin in one of Frank Robinson's auctions. I hope you all enjoy it. I'm so proud! CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea: Hadrian (117-138), AR Hemidrachm. Obv: AΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤ; laureate bust right, with slight drapery... and a funny die break . Rev: ΕΤ Δ (year 4 = 120/21), Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left. RPC III 3074, BMC 142 The record-breaking proboscis is of course due to a fortuitous die break. I've seen one other coin from this die post-break: you can locate it on acsearch, at a hammer embarrassingly low compared to what I paid for mine. (At least I managed to resist that one, yes? Though I almost didn't... ) I find the Nike on the reverse to be impressively ugly too... looks like she was engraved by Jim Unger of Herman fame, for those of you old enough to remember back that far. (He did big noses too.) Coincidentally I also obtained a Hadrian denarius not long afterwards from CNG, which also sports a beak of somewhat generous and acutely-angled proportions. In this case, though, I find the obverse not to be a beast at all, but instead a lustrous beauty. Do you agree? (True, the reverse is admittedly a little Hermanesque, but you can't have everything): Hadrian, AR Denarius (18mm, 3.18 g, 6h). Rome mint, struck late AD 121-123. Laureate head right / Roma seated left on cuirass, foot on helmet, holding Victory and spear; shield to right. RIC II.3 541; RSC 1102. But wait, that's not all! While I was composing this post, it occurred to me that I have another recent auction win featuring an impressive pointy thing: MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis: Septimius Severus (193-211), AE17 (2.95g). Obv: AY KAI CЄ CЄYHPOC; Laureate head r. Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC Priapus standing l., pointing at phallus. AMNG 1380. Varbanov 2490. ex CNG. While my Priapos is not performing the amazing feat of balancing a basket of fruit on his phallus (see TIF's Elagabalus for this version), I think it still must be admitted that his proud "See! look at mine!" is entirely warranted. Please celebrate with me by posting your pointy things, your biggest schnozzes, your ugliest Nikes, your most beautiful Hadrians, suggestions for coins that I need for my growing erector set, or indeed whatever tickles your funny bone! And if you haven't already, here's hoping you get your vaccine soon so we can all get back to some coin shows!!