Post a coin & name something you are thankful for

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  1. Aethelred

    Aethelred The Old Dead King Supporter

    38048608_Max.jpg For Thanksgiving show a picture of a coin and name something NON-NUMISMATIC that you are thankful for.

    The coin is a silver Sceat from Northumbria, it was minted at York in the AD 700s Spink-802.

    I am thankful to have a day off to spend with my family.
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    CALABRIA, Tarentum
    circa 344-340 BCE per CNG's cataloger; 380-345 BCE per Cote/Ratto;
    AR nomos (didrachm); 21 mm, 7.72 gm, 9h
    Obv: Warrior, holding small shield in left hand, dismounting from horse galloping left; horizontal T below
    Rev: Phalanthos (Taras?), holding helmet in right hand, riding dolphin left; TAPAΣ to upper right, I and waves below
    Ref: Fischer-Bossert group 47, 657 (V252/R509); Vlasto 437 (same dies); HN Italy 876; Côte 152
    Ex Dr. Spencer Paterson Collection of Ancient Coins, Sept 2019
    Slabbed prior to its most recent sale to me and quickly de-slabbed upon arrival; NGC XF, 5/5, 4/5, Fine Style.
    Prior sales: CNG's Coin shop (date unknown); Roma Auction 6 lot 327 (Sept 2013)

    I'm thankful for family, especially for an 87 year old mother who I enjoy talking to every day, and will soon enjoy seeing every day :).

    I'm thankful for friends, especially the numerous people on CoinTalk who are a constant source of fun, education, and camaraderie.
  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's a Thanksgiving-themed coin depicting Uberitas, the personification of agricultural fertility. She holds a purse and cornucopiae, symbols of prosperity.

    Trebonianus Gallus VBERITAS AVG Antioch antoninianus.jpg
    Trebonianus Gallus VBERITAS AVG antoninianus Sulzer listing.JPG

    I am grateful that there is medication for my father's myasthenia gravis. He went from having a difficult time getting out of a chair to being able to shovel snow thanks to his medication.
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  5. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist

    Here is one of my more recent acquisitions I have yet to photograph (I’m Quite behind on taking photos - will need to take some time doing that as we head into Top Ten season). So here is the seller’s photo:
    Provincial Rome - Thrace
    Caracalla, r. 198-217 A.D.
    Perinthus, AE 35 Medallion, 35 mm x 26.52 grams
    Obv.: [AVT K M AVP CЄ]OVHP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, radiate head right
    Rev.: ΠЄPINΘIΩN NEΩKOPΩN, agonistic table surmounted by two prize urns, each containing palm; below, five balls and amphora

    I’ve also been a little reliant on the seller’s description - there is clearly some letters above the urns, but without the coin in hand at the moment, I can’t really make it out.

    Life has admittedly been a little difficult lately, and has kept me from enjoying this hobby as much as I would like (just little time to engage in coining, hence why I haven’t been too active here for a while). But I am still thankful for this community, and for my wife who keeps up with the little things that I forget.
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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Well here is a Decius with Abundantia holding a cornucopia - which seems appropriate for the day. I am thankful for family and friends, and the fact that my Mom at age 81 is still in good health.


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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AE As
    OBVERSE: Helmeted head Roma right, TRINI L F Q before. T AHI T F behind
    REVERSE: Cornucopia on thunderbolt within wreath; VALEN-TIA
    Struck at Valentia, Spain 138 BC
    11.4g, 27mm
    CNH pg. 317, 4; Burgos 2512

    I'm thankful for my wife and sons, and all the blessings the good Lord has bestowed upon me and my family.
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  8. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    I’m very thankful for my wife and for our 2-year old boy. And I’m thankful for the great meal with family tonight. And in honor of the holiday, here is Constantine pictured shortly after his Thanksgiving dinner.
    Constantine I, AE Follis, Cyzicus circa 313, (22mm., 3.61g.) Laureate head right/ Rev. Jupiter standing left, holding Victory, and eagle standing left with wreath. RIC 3.
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  9. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Health & Salvation.

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  10. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status Supporter

    Here’s a fun un I just won:
    MOESIA INFERIOR. Callatis. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Antoninus Pius to Marcus Aurelius (138-180). Ae.
    Obv: Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right, wearing aegis.
    Shield between club and quiver.
    RPC IV online 8359; AMNG I 267. Very Fine 3.28gr, 16.78mm
    From a Private German Collection. Ex Ares numismatics

    I am so grateful for my wife and three little guys. And of course all my CT pals for being so fun and willing to share not only their beautiful coins but also, and even more valuable, their knowledge. Thanks guys and gals:D
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  11. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    Perseus Ar Tetradrachm 179-172 B.C. HGC 1091 Obv head of Perseus right diademed. Rv Eagle standing right wings open within oak wreath 16.63 grms 25 mm. Bought in 2017. perseus5.jpg I have had a very difficult year but still there is a lot to be grateful for. For my age I am in good health. I still enjoy my hobby, have very good friends, and can still travel. I feel that I have some good reason to get up from bed every morning.
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  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Ancient Chinese San Zhu.


    I’m thankful for being on track to graduate from college in two weeks with no student debt and a great job lined up right after. :)
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  13. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Wow! That's quite a coup! Congrats, and best wishes for a fantastic career!
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  14. Clonecommanderavgvsvs

    Clonecommanderavgvsvs Well-Known Member

    Here is a hilderic nummis Carthage 523-30

    my whole family, my blessings, my beautiful gf of almost two years and all my friends on this wonderful site 953CFA7C-BD43-4D39-B7F8-5CE61852F04D.jpeg
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  15. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    Way to plan and good luck with all future endeavors
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  16. Johndakerftw

    Johndakerftw Mr. Rogers is My Hero

    I’m thankful for everything I’ve been blessed with, there are too many things to name or count.

    I’m especially thankful for my CT family.

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    Gotta love the jogging pants background. :p

  17. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray David Hendin Fan Supporter

    Beautiful coin, and excellent post, @Aethelred ! Here is one of my flip labels and one of the many Nabataean coins featuring the double cornucopia motif.


    I could overload the CoinTalk Forum storage server with the things I’m thankful for. Here’s one: I’m thankful that I’m not living in the woods and eating out of dumpsters. I’m also thankful that I am in a position to help those who are.
  18. Sulla80

    Sulla80 Well-Known Member

    a beautiful coin and a great idea for holiday thread.
    I have many reasons to be thankful, many familiar from other posts in this thread, and @Deacon Ray puts it nicely in perspective. First on my mind this year is my son graduating from college and starting a first "real job" that he is excited about. + fun with ancient coins on CT. Best wishes to all.
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