Please Honor your Favorite PET with a COIN

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  1. Alegandron

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

    I lost Blue today. I have had MANY pets over the year, but Blue by far was the closest Soul to me. We did everything together. She was at my office at work, she was always in the same room with me, even if I moved from room to room. She always wanted to touch me, or have me pet her. She was a Beagle-Basset-Australian Shepherd, and was the friendliest dog with everyone she met (Human or other Animals.) She was always wagging her tail.

    I took a little time to post coins today, comment, etc. JUST to take my mind off of the horrible pain. She was 12. Had hip dysplasia since she was 8. I took her out to walk Sunday evening, and she collapsed. This morning she was happy, smiled, loved me, but would not leave her bed at the foot of my bed. She could not move her back legs, and could not wag her tail.

    Please post your coins in honor of your favorite Pet or Loved One.

    To Blue.

    We will meet again, in love.

    RR C Mamilius 82 BCE AR Den Serrate Mercury winged petasos caduceus Ulysses Dog Argos Sear 282 Craw 362-1

    RR Aes Grave AE Quadrans 269-242 BCE Dog 3 pellets Six spoked wheel 59.8g Craw 24-6a Th-Vecchi 34 ex Sellwood


    Please post your coins in honor of your favorite Pet or Loved One.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss our 20 year old cat died this summer which is like 100 human years don't have a coin based on her but the memories will live on.
  4. JeffC

    JeffC Go explore something and think a happy thought!

    FB_IMG_1609212325536.jpg Looks like you got her when she was just a puppy (from the B&W photo)? There are really no words to say to someone who loses a pet. You just have lots of memories and photos that'll make you both laugh and cry.
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  5. otlichnik

    otlichnik Well-Known Member

    Off to bed so I have no time for a long post. But I just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss and give you my condolences. Pets like the beautiful Blue serve a very important role in our lives. Looks like she was a very lucky dog to have you.

  6. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to hear for your loss. Back in September my bird was killed in a freak accident. He carried me through high school and his death hurt me for long time afterwards; I couldn't even go downstairs without thinking about what happened.

    Stone mountain half dollar reminds me of him, also I live close to Stone mountain.


    One of the last pictures I took of my bird:


    My dad playing with him in 2018:

  7. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    Sorry to read buddy. That's really tough. Im sure she was really happy spending those years with you by how much she wagged her tail.
    To Blue:
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    Condolences on your loss. I've lost many 4 legged companions over my lifetime and have four elderly pets now.

    I find this a fitting memorial of man's best friend.


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  9. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry for your loss, @Alegandron. Blue was a beautiful dog, and I can see from the photos how much she was loved. Every time you wrote about her, it made me happy to read. She will always be with you.

    My orange tabby Ziggy, who'll be 15 in March, hasn't been very well recently with chronic kidney disease, and I don't know how much longer he'll be with me. He's been my companion for a long time, and especially this year. But I like to think of him when he was young and frisky, like the lion trotting along on this coin:

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    Divus Maximian (issued under Constantine I), AE Half Follis, 317-318 AD, Rome Mint (1st Officina). Obv. Laureate, veiled head of Maximian right, DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP / Rev. Lion advancing right, MEMORIAE AETERNAE; in exergue, R P [Rome, 1st Officina]. RIC VII Rome 123 (p. 311), Sear RCV IV 16403, Cohen (Maximian) 400. 14x15 mm., 1.8 g.
  10. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    And this is for Blue, running straight and true forever:

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  11. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Very sorry for your loss... 2020 can go away.
    He looked like a lovely companion.

    Here is our cat "Frankie"... he's the kind of cat that my girls drape over their shoulders as they walk around the house, they sleep with him and are always chasing him or pulling on him and smothering him with their affection. Nothing bothers him, he just enjoys the attention and the rubs.. he does not like being alone.


  12. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry to hear this. I know what you're going through. It's part of the cost of love. She was a very lucky dog indeed.

    semis of Tuder (Todi), 220 BCE.




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  13. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..ah, bummer....sorry to hear that an old friend who's lost an old her honor & memory.. Antesttius 146 BC 003.JPG Antesttius 146 BC 004.JPG
  14. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky


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    My Gucci with his long fur...
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    Isle of Man, cool cat and skeleton...
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  15. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    So sorry to hear about Blue, Brian. He had a great keeper and friend in you, and it's clear you both gave each other much joy and companionship. Here are two doggie coins in his honour...

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    SICILY, Segesta
    AR Didrachm. 8.16g, 21.9mm. SICILY, Segesta, circa 440/35-420/16 BC. Hurter, Didrachmenprägung 129 (V39/R73); HGC 2, 1135. O: River-god Krimisos in the form of a hound standing left. R: Head of the nymph Segesta right, within linear circle.

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    THESSALY, Pherai
    AR Hemiobol. 0.27g, 8.3mm. THESSALY, Pherai, circa 360s-350s BC. BCD Thessaly II 694; HGC 4, 563; Imhoof-Blumer 1908, p. 93, 277, pl. VI, 38; cf. Nomos 4, 1306 corr. O: Head of Ennodia right: R: Φ - E, hunting dog sitting right.
    Ex BCD Collection, his tag noting "Pr. fr. Ked. Apr. 89 (thr. T/ne) ex Thess., 35000 drs."
  16. steve westermeier

    steve westermeier Cancer sucks!

    Sorry to hear about your loss, very sad.
    I don't have a coin that would be suitable. I just wanted to send my condolence for the loss.
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  17. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    I am sorry to hear this :-( My dog passed 12 years ago and his memory still pops up every other day. Here's my only coin featuring a dog; a rather unexpected recent win.

    THRACE, Maroneia. 365-330s BC. AR Stater (22.5mm, 11.07 g, 12h). Bridled horse galloping to left; below, dog walking to left / Grape vine with four bunches of grapes, all within linear square; around, inscription EΠI K-AΛΛ-IKPA-TEOΣ; all within a shallow incuse square. Jameson 1061 (this coin); Schönert-Geiss 488.1 (V33/R58 this coin); Traité II, 4, 1476 (this coin cited); West 84c (this coin).

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  18. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    Im so sorry for your loss. Pets, are indeed a major part of our lives....its very painful when one of our fur or feather buddies are is a Parthian, with a gentle giant of an elephant on the reverse.

    Mithradates I ca. 171-132 B.C.
    AE 14 chalkous
    Hekatompylos Mint
    Sellwood 8.3
    Sunrise (Phriapatios)
    Ex. FSR Coin
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  19. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss my friend.

    Here is a coin featuring a cat:


    LYDIA, Sardes. Circa 133 BC-AD 14. Æ 18mm. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Horned panther standing left, holding broken spear in jaws; Θ to left, monogram below. Johnston, Greek 235; SNG Copenhagen 464.

    And here is Jack after a Netflix binge—I hope it makes you smile:

  20. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    Really sorry for your loss Brian. Blue really was a Cointalk member, being on your avatar picture for so long ! This one is for you on this sad sad day :
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  21. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist

    So sorry to hear about Blue! The same condition hit all 3 huskies I had growing up, and each of their passings was painful. I don’t know if I could choose just one pet to honor, but since the only dog I have in a coin is Cerberus, he could easily count for all 3!
    Anc-10-R4-k0198-Caracalla-Phrygia-AE30-Hieropolos-NGC 3598775-015.jpg Provincial Rome - Phrygia
    Caracalla, r. 198-217 A.D.
    Hieropolis, AE30, 30 mm x 12.36 grams
    Obv.: AV K M AVP ANTΩNΕINO/C. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: ΙΕ POΠ ΛEITΩN. Nemesis, wearing polos, standing facing, head right, holding rein or halter. To right Serapis, enthroned left with Cerberus at feet.
    Ex Group CEM
    The Dogs: Boris (brown husky) and Natasha (black husky) were around before I was born
    During High School and College, I had another Husky named Zephyr - here’s a younger me out on a hike with him:

    My current furry friend is a Cat, since my wife loves cats, and my current location is not the best place for a dog (particularly not a husky, which I have obviously developed a fondness for...). This is Isabella:
    and a nice medieval lion in her honor:
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    Norman Italy - Sicily
    William II, r. 1166-1189
    Messina Mint, Second Copper Large Follaro, 25.28 mm x 11.2 grams
    Obv.: Lion Head
    Rev.: Palm tree with dates
    Ref.: NCKS 372, MEC 14.425
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