Post... Your Favorite Food and Your Favorite Coin!!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by zumbly, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I thought of starting this thread some time ago, but am newly motivated by those of you who posted your fun food pics in the 'Picture the Poster' thread. I'm of course taking my cue here from Steve's 'Favorite Tune and Favorite Coin' thread, but also TIF's 'Fancy Date with Antoninus Pius' pics (way to spring for that Subway meal, TIF :D).

    There's not likely to be much in the way of scholarly numismatic meat to the posts here, but I'm sure we'll be seeing lots of mouth-watering actual meat. Naturally, veg is welcome too. My hope is that the posts here will inspire some good eating, good coining, and general good cheer all around. Post on, friends! :)
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  3. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Here's a meal that the wife and I enjoyed at one of our neighbourhood Indian restaurants recently. The dish is quite appropriately called, coin prata :). It is also quite delicious!


    As for the coin, what better way to start off some food-related festivities than with my favorite trio of party goddesses, the Graces...

    7.69g, 25mm
    MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis, circa 177 - 192 AD
    Hristova & Jekov (this coin illustrated); RPC IV online 4319; Varbanov 702 corr. (direction of heads).
    O: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    R: ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛƐΙΤΩΝ, the Three Graces standing facing, heads left, right, and right, respectively: the left holds amphora over dolphin, the center drapes arms over others, and the right holds wreath over amphora.
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    Ex Alexandre de Barros Collection
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  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Great idea! Two of my favorite things: coins and food :). I'm tied up right now but will have some contributions later today.
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  5. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Vegetarians look away.

    The herdwick sheep were thought to have been introduced by the Vikings. They were certainly around when the Romans were here. They taste different from commercially produced lamb.


    I don't have any coins with sheep on but here is a goat.
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  6. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Are they yummy?
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  7. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    Oh yes. Yum, yum, yum, yummy, yummy, yummy!
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  8. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Now on the want list for the next time I'm in the UK :hungry:.
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  9. Mikey Zee

    Mikey Zee Delenda Est Carthago

    Cool idea for a fun thread @zumbly !!

    I Use to have a 'cast iron stomach' and LOVED to try (and enjoy) just about everything but.....Well, I suppose my favorite is 'Italian'---nothing like the old Roman fare LOL---and I'd list LASAGNA, with a coin of Ceres and a 'bovine' ....which I hope I can post a bit later.
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  10. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    How about roasted pork stuffed with "Moorish rice" (arroz moro)?

    I had these 5 little piggies made to order for my family's New Year Party this past new year's day. (Lots of guests)

    I make no apologies for liking tasty animals, though I respect those who prefer grasses, fruits, and plants.

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    This is probably as close to genuine rural/countryside Cuban food as you ca get. Yes, the Moorish rice really is cooked inside the pig while the pig is being roasted. Let me tell you, the end result is mouthwatering.

    And oh yeah, my top two favorite coins. I honestly can't decide between these two...probably a tie for me as I love them both tremendously for different reasons.

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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Hmmm... I haven't had lasagna in awhile. I guess if I end up putting on weight because of this thread I'll only have myself to blame.
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  12. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    Bacon-wrapped turkey, anyone?

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  13. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    I'd eat that! Pork and rice easily make my Top 10.
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  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Never had this Canadian concoction before, but it looks delicious. I may have to try it here for Thanksgiving this year. I'm a huge fan of bacon.
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  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic



    Favorite coin is my Double Florin.

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  16. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Nice thread Z.
    I will post two related items. Look at the pictures first and and see if you figured out the connection.
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    Cast Bronze teruncius; Luceria, Northern Apulia, 217 - 212 BC
    Sunburst of 6 rays / Dolphin above 3 dots & below L
    Vecchi ICC #347
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    Pieces of cast bronze bars.

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    German Chocolate cake, half iced (my wife is not a fan of icing).
    Pictured behind is the Pillsbury icing lid, aka my small coin backdrop. I have struggled taking pictures that meet the standards of this group. I tried several camera holders (not Doug's yet, but close), backgrounds and lights. The best background was the blue icing lid.
    My wife gave me a new camera for my birthday to replace the one I dropped taking pictures of a Texas Money exhibit in Galveston, TX. It will take a few days to learn the new one.
  17. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    You bought the teruncius to match your tiling? :D

    Are these pics taken with your new camera? They look good to me.
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  18. Alegandron

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

    I LIKE the blue lid background. Cleans up easily, nice contrast to the AE. But, hmmm... if that were my cake... that icing would be 3/4 of it... Generally, my pieces tend to be a bit larger. :D
  19. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    These are not my new camera.
    When I bought the new one, I used the same test as the previous one. I wanted a camera that could take coin pictures and pictures on birds, in focus, in a tree across the yard. My test coin was a Jefferson nickel. If the camera could not produce 7 steps, it did not pass the test. Both passed.
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  20. Alegandron

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

    What type camera did you get?
  21. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    My Favourite is the Indonesian rice table with lots of Sate Babi / Ajam / Kambing (bottum in the pic)
    Favourite coin, My latest buy a silver Pillar dollar:

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