Secret Saturnalia 2020

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Curtisimo, Nov 4, 2020.

  1. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I have a package coming from Vilnius, Lithuania and it took only 10 days to get to Jamaica, NY.

    Here is why I don’t have a lot of faith in the USPS. It took 3 days for that package to get from Jamaica NY to San Bernardino CA and then it took another 3 days to cross town to Moreno Valley CA. Unfortunately, I’m in Virginia so I don’t know why it went to California in the first place.
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    It already travelled from Lithuania the the States. Why not see it all before it gets to its final destination? :p
     
  4. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Whether or not you want to reveal is completely up to you and every year there is a mix of people that do and don’t. In past years I would estimate that slightly more people don’t reveal than do.

    When someone puts thought into a gift I have never seen it become a “fail” especially with this group :happy:. You obviously have put a lot of thought into your gift so I can guarantee that it is a good one!

    I also think that it is a good idea.

    Also as a reminder everyone please remember the OP rule about posting a photo of your Saturnalia gift to this thread after you open it on Saturnalia. Not to be a grinch but I will be making note of those who do not do this for consideration in future Secret Saturnalia participation.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2020
  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

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  6. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    in this vain, I’ll say that I received a mysterious package from MD that may be from Saturn, but I am not sure. I don’t know anyone from there, and I took a quick peek inside to see a handwritten note and an envelope, so I assume this is saturn’s doing! Waiting until the 17th though!
     
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  7. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    And I have just learned that the above package was NOT from Saturn. (So who every my secret Saturn is, you have not been mysteriously replaced...)
     
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  8. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    I received a letter from secret Saturn this week which I will not open until the 17th, naturally. Also received my gift from overseas which I will be sending out this week. I was worried I would not get the gift I ordered until too late but it came relatively quickly. Could not find anything appropriate in the US from the usual sources.

    John
     
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  9. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Bumping this thread with a photo of the Secret Saturnalia gift I received last year :happy: :

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    Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
    Roman AR denarius, 3.26g, 17.2 mm, 5 h.
    Rome, AD 161.
    Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius, bare, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
    Rev: CONSECRATIO, pyre of four tiers decorated with garlands and statues and surmounted by a quadriga.
    Refs: RIC 438; BMCRE 60-64; RSC 164a; RCV 5193; MIR 24.
    Notes: Also struck with a right-facing bare head (no drapery) portrait.
     
  10. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    I figured it was time to post another reminder that you have until Friday to sign up in case anyone has missed the thread so far.
     
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

  12. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    I received my first Saturnalia gift today! It is so big and heavy and looks so carefully packed - puts mine to shame I fear.
    My Avgvsta took the box away from me and will hide it away until the 17th :-D. I´m totally excited - this will put a nice end to a so-and-so year!
    Hope my gift will reach it´s destination soon.
     
  13. dadams

    dadams Supporter! Supporter

    I received my gift!! Will be sending mine out soon! Fun times. Hope everyone is well.
    -d
     
  14. Raymond Houser

    Raymond Houser Active Member

    I'd love to do this if someone could tell me how to do a private message. Thanks.
     
  15. Julius Germanicus

    Julius Germanicus Well-Known Member

    Just click on the member´s profile and then choose "start a conversation".
     
  16. Theodosius

    Theodosius Fine Style Seeker Supporter

    Sent my gift out today!

    Should make it in time.

    John
     
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  17. Raymond Houser

    Raymond Houser Active Member

    Thanks for the info.
     
  18. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    2 more weeks to Saturnalia!!!
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  19. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I'll be on the sidelines this year (came to the party late), but to make up for that, I have posted my own Not-So-Secret Saturnalia giveaway to get into the spirit.

    (Plus, this thread needed bumping back up to the top.)
     
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  20. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Strictly speaking you are still able to sign up for Secret Saturnalia until tomorrow when I do the final pairings.
     
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  21. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I know- saw that, and thought about it. But since my non-coin life has been a bit unsettled lately and I don't know when I'll be around (there might be another hiatus), I just went with a solo giveaway instead.
     
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