Secret Saturnalia 2019

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Curtisimo, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    the amount of detail on that coin is astounding considering the insanely small size. what is that, like 4mm?
     
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  3. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    Indeed the detail is quite amazing on these small coins - this one at it's widest is just shy of 10mm and weighs .6g. The Lincoln cent is 19.05mm. I just noticed how my image is oriented and it was by happenstance that Lincoln got a new head.
     
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  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I always wondered if people lost these tiny coins easily. I mean, a Lincoln is hard enough to hold on to, something half the size would be absurd
     
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  5. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    This is one of my fears and you’ll see why if you check out this post by @TIF
     
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  6. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    I haven't been able to post until tonight, but thank you thank you thank you Q for my fabulous new follis of Constantius I as Caesar!

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    Look at that coin!! :wideyed: Minty fresh, full silvering, fantastic detail, great left-facing portrait... but I think the thing that most impresses me is the HUGE flan! I love this coin. :shame:

    What makes it even more special is that it is from the Lugdunum mint, i.e. Lyons, and therefore very close to Q's place of residence. Q also included the principal reference for the Lugdunum mint, namely the (enormous!) CGB auction of the Daniel Compas collection in 2006. A very thoughtful addition, both for personal enjoyment and also useful for my AMCC work.

    But that is not all... can you believe that he gave me:
    AN ATHENIAN OWL!!! :jawdrop:
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    Thank you so much Q for your exquisite, thoughtful, and even amusing gift. Io Saturnalia!
     
  7. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

  8. GerardV

    GerardV Supporter! Supporter

    I still owe the pics of my gift and will get them posted tonight. I apologize for being one of the slowcoaches.
     
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  9. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    There have been some unbelievable gifts this year. This thread has been fun to watch.

    I wonder how many people decided to wait until Christmas to open their gift? I did last year. Even though Saturnalia technically ends on the 23rd I don’t think even a god who eats babies could begrudge people a Christmas coin ;)
     
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  10. GerardV

    GerardV Supporter! Supporter

    Here are the coins I was blessed with receiving. I apologize for the bad pic (the sender deserved better) and I will try to post something better after Xmas. A2598C18-9BB9-40AF-8A04-4C108A2EF7DC.jpeg
     
  11. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Will upload my awesome gifts tomorrow! :) Thank you to my secret Santa I loved them!!!
     
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  12. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I'm out of town for the week so I'll update this thread later. Hopefully my giftee gets his!
     
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  13. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    Since @GerardV has outed himself to me as my Secret Saturn, I will take the opportunity to say thank you publicly and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy collecting in 2020.
     
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  14. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Smiles, everyone! Supporter

    Great coins @GerardV ! It’s nice to see you posting on the forum again :singing:


     
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  15. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I've been to busy to post anything for the last couple of weeks, but don't mistake that for me being less grateful! I'm very happy to see that my gift was received and seems to be in a happy home. I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful Antoninianus of Postumus with a striking portrait, high silver content, and very nice toning. Definitely the finest Gallic Empire coin in my collection!

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    Antoninianus of Postumus, struck AD 260-269 at Cologne
    Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Reverse: VBERTAS AVG, Fertilitas left, holding purse and cornucopia
    RPC 330
     
  16. NLL

    NLL Well-Known Member

    My secret Saturn put great thought into my gift and I really appreciate that. Both coins were unattributed which I really enjoy. The first coin is a Illyria/ Dyrrachium drachm which is a type I have wanted for a very long time. C86DF827-2826-4277-B167-41E62ABB179F.jpeg A196A2A8-07CE-4FE1-A088-9A7486E37F62.jpeg The second coin is a hefty Sestertius of Lucille which I will have fun going through Wild Winds to attribute. 0E1AFF93-4BEF-4EB9-9829-DE3039A36518.jpeg 89E252C7-83A2-4020-ADE8-55B36D98354C.jpeg Thanks and Merry Christmas everyone!
     
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  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I know it's a bit late for Saturnalia, but we're having a gathering of the family this afternoon and one of the drinks we're serving is Conditum Paradoxum. Io Saturnalia!
     
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  18. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Mine arrived yesterday and I am very happy. My secret saturn chose a nice republican denarius. I did not have any from this series so this gift is very welcome indeed. My photos are poor but the coin is beautiful in hand.

    Many thanks to the individual who picked out this coin for me.

    D Julius LF Silanus
    91 BCE
    SR 225, RSC Junia 15

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  19. Bayern

    Bayern Active Member

    Sorry for my late reply here~ Just wanted to say that my coin arrived safely, and I’m very happy with it. Hopefully i can post pictures here soon :) thank you very much to my secret saturn for such a great coin:cat:
    :happy::)
     
  20. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Looking back though this thread and realized that your new MA is an ex: Justin Lee (I would recognize that tiny rectangular corrosion mark on Minerva's chest and green neck of MA anywhere). It's the coin I played and lost in "battle" to the venerable Doug Smith in Round 1 of 2018's Coin Imperator Tournament:
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/po...ougsmit-round-1-cit-2018.320935/#post-3149166

    Later that fall, I put it up in AMCC1 and it was no longer mine. That coin is my "one that got away", so please say "hi" to it from me, take great care of it, and give it the most love and admiration. I'm sooo happy it is in the great home of a fellow CT-er across the pond! :woot::happy:

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  21. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Will be posting my coins tomorrow! Sorry I'm so late! Absolutely loved my gift! :)
     
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