Secret Saturnalia 2019

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

  1. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Awesome! Thanks for taking charge on this awesome tradition @Curtisimo .I will send a PM shortly.
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  3. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Thanks Curtis! PM sent!
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  4. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Oof. Got busy building an airplane and completely missed this. PM incoming!
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  5. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Okay, so the first round of pairings is officially complete. If you sent me a PM and didn't get a response from me telling you who your recipient will be then please send me a follow up PM or post to the thread.

    A Note to All Secret Saturns
    I will personally guarantee that everyone who signs up for Secret Saturnalia this year will receive a gift so please don't let that concern hold you back from participation. If for whatever reason you signed up and then don't get a gift from your SS please send me a PM around Christmas and I will send you a replacement gift.

    Also, please do your best to take photos of your gifts when you receive them and post them, either here or in a separate thread, in a timely manner. It can be a big let-down to a gift giver to have no feedback from their recipient about their gift! So please don't forget, it is just funner for everyone that way! :D

    Io Saturnalia!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
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  6. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Time to pimp my Saturnalia gift from last year. Truly a great gift if you ask me. Thanks again to my Secret Santa for sending it to me.

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    Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. Æ (26 mm, 10.75 g, 1 h). A.D. 222. Sergius Titianus, consular legate. AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head of Elagabalus right / VP CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOλIT-Ω-N, Hera standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. Hristova & Jekov; Varbanov 1459. Attractive multi-hued green patina, small flan flaw on obverse. Nearly very fine.
    From the Big Sky Collection.
    Ex Triskeles 19, 337 (buyer never paid).
    Ex Agora, Sale 60, Lot 97
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  7. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    I would like to participate. Hopefully this year I won't spend the holidays in the hospital!

    Some previous gifts:

    JWT 178 Domitian Helmet.JPG JWT 201 Nero Eagle.JPG
    JWT 177 Constantine GttM.JPG JWT 158 Faustina II Juno.jpg
    Missing an image of a Constantius follis...
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  8. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

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  9. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    This sounds like a blast! Count me in!
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  10. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Cheap edited

    Last year I received this AMAZING uncirculated Philip the Arab antonianius - my very first ancient coin.
  11. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    I am going to go ahead and bump this thread with one of my Secret Saturnalia gifts. It’s a beautiful coin that is nice and hefty. I love it. Truthfully, it is one of my favorite coins.


    SS Pairing Update
    I am going to try to get the second round of pairings together at the end of the week! If you wish to participate it might be a good idea to try to get your PM to me by Thursday / Friday so you can make the round and still have plenty of time to select a gift and get it shipped.

    Io Saturnalia!
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  12. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Wow this is awesome ! Words cant explain how much I love this group, you can count me in for sure. Thank you @Curtisimo for getting going.
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  13. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    I certainly have fun with Secret Saturnalia & appreciate all the effort that Curtisimo puts into it.

    I was about to send my giftee a slabbed ancient along with a gift-wrapped pair of pliers - but then I found something better. I found a variety on an ancient coin. My giftee had mentioned in a thread that they didn't have this variety. I hope they still need it because the gift is on its way.

    Happy Saturnalia everybody.:)
  14. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Io Saturnalia CT Ancients Forum!

    As a reminder, I will be sending out the recipient information for the second round of pairings tomorrow evening. If you wish to participate I highly recommend sending me a PM before tomorrow afternoon as our next pairing after tomorrow won’t be until Dec. 3 when the entry period closes.
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  15. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

  16. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I commend anyone taking part, but I just don't know enough, so I will just watch and be envious!!!
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  17. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Well-Known Member

    This will be my first Saturnalia :D
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  18. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    I am just trying to bump this thread to the front page. Hope everyone has signed up. Here is a Saturnalia gift from some years ago.
    Cool Stuff:
    Galeria Valeria
    AE Follis
    Cyzicus Mint

    26 mm, 7 grams
    diademed & draped bust r
    Venus standing left,
    holding apple; Delta in left
    field, Star in right field.
    MKV in exergue.
    Grade: VF w/ clear centered
    Other: RIC VI58, Sear 14597
  19. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    I’ll keep this thread bumped by posting this absolutely incredible Coin. It is not my coin but it sure is fun to look at. :)
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  20. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Hopefully my Secret Saturn will send me something along those lines! :p
  21. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    A couple of Saturnalia gifts from years past:

    Crispus Centenionalis Alexandria.jpg

    Postumus PROVIDENTIA AVG.jpg
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