10. I find coins depicting the Three Graces and three nymphs types interesting. This Æ assarion of Lucius Verus from Augusta Trajana in Thrace was very interesting because the identity of the objects associated with the nymphs is unclear and has puzzled numerous numismatists over the years. @Ryro's identification of the objects as bongs notwithstanding, I think they are thymiateria -- incense burners. Read more about it here. 9. Ever since @TIF posted about this Republican denarius featuring Juno driving a biga of goats, I've wanted one, especially because it reminded me of Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie "Stardust." It made for an interesting thread, with others sharing their examples of this fun coin and an academic discussion of whether Juno was portrayed in her avatar of Sospita or Caprotina. 8. This sestertius of Faustina II depicts the apotheosis of the deified empress. What's not to like about the coin? It has a lovely polished leather patina and it's the last Roman coin to depict the apotheosis of an empress by the eagle of Zeus before the peacock of Juno became the standard iconography thereafter. 7. I love Antonine coins. I love provincials. I love coins that depict the iconography of paganism. I had to get this one! The description of the coin's reverse in RPC notwithstanding, I believe I convincingly demonstrate it depicts the Apis Bull. The thread was very interesting, especially because @DonnaML showed one of the items in her magnificent collection of Egyptian artifacts that depicted the Apis Bull with similar iconography. 6. When I saw this big provincial of Caracalla for sale at @PeteB's website, Akropolis Ancient Coins, I knew I had to purchase it for my collection. Its reverse features a very interesting representation of Glykon flying through the air carrying Asklepios on his back. That my article was chosen to be featured was icing on the cake! 5. Ever since @TIF posted a fascinating thread about the Gigantomachy some five years ago, I've wanted one of these coins from Seleucia ad Calycadnum which depicts the mythological battle. One from Volusian fit the bill and I wrote about it in an installment of T-Bone Tuesday. What's not to love about Athena stabbing a monster with snakes for legs? 4. This beat up sestertius doesn't look like much, but it had been previously unattested with a dative case obverse inscription. This made for a very interesting thread, especially as @Marsyas Mike turned out to have an example in his collection, too. A few more examples from auction and sale databases turned up, all of which were obverse die matches. 3. This as of Faustina I doesn't look like much, but it has a veiled bust, is unlisted in the major references, and it may be one of only two known specimens (which are die-matches to each other). @Orielensis owns the other one. You may read more about it here. 2. I love this as of Faustina II, especially as it was a gift from @curtislclay. At first glance, it looks like a run-of-the-mill anepigraphic Diana middle bronze. But a careful examination reveals it's a mule with an obverse inscription that was used somewhat later, establishing not only a relative chronology for the two issues, but a fairly precise date, too! You may read more about it here. 1. My favorite coin of the year was a generous gift from @Brian Bucklan, who discovered the coin. He and I puzzled over it and it turned out to be a hybrid between an obverse of Julia Mamaea issued for the Thracian city of Deultum and a reverse of Severus Alexander issued for the Moesian city of Marcianopolis!! This was a significant find and contributed to the body of evidence that there was a centralized mint along the Black Sea coast in the third century that struck coins for the cities in the region. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that a hybrid has been described between Deultum and Marcianopolis. 2021 -- like 2020 -- was hard on all of us in many different ways. I am grateful to all of my friends here at CT for providing fellowship and a place of refuge to de-stress from the year's events. I want to thank you all. I hope you have a wonderful 2022, filled with amazing acquisitions and, above all, good health.