and a package I’d ordered from Artemide, in Italy no less, took three solid weeks to show up in tracking, stretched its legs a bit in New York and inspections, and finally arrived yesterday. I had been told that nothing was being shipped out of there. So it was a big surprised The coins had been won on Feb 29 and in transit for long enough that, from what peer reviewed doctors say is the length that COVID-19 can stay alive on Metal or plastic (3 days), I felt safe in opening the package to remove the treasures inside and throw away the packaging directly into my outside dumpster. Immediately went and washed my hands for 30 seconds, Ran back to make sure everything was intact and looking good... And it was looking real good! The main “target” of the batch I will be excluding from this post, so she can have her own grand reception But the 40 euro snack pack of buddies that came along symbolizes one of my favorite rushes of the hobby. Identifying strange and unique Greek coins Had a nice overcast day yesterday, so here’s their pics and the best I could muster with an iPhone 7: The brute from Bruttium! A rather menacing looking helmeted Mars hunk of metal was certainly the initial factor that drew me to the lot. I’d wanted one of these beasts for years! And this guy is just so hard to show off in pics due to that screaming green patina: BRUTTIUM. The Brettii. Ae Didrachm (214-211 BC). Obv: Helmeted and bearded head of Mars left. Rev: BPETTIΩN. Nike standing left, erecting trophy; star between. SNG ANS 38. Condition: Good very fine. Weight: 14.3 g. Diameter: 23 mm. Ex ArtemideAste Next up seems almost certainly from Syracuse. I thought for sure this was Hiketas II, but since then I’ve seen some “second’s democracy” coins that look very close. Insights are appreciated. Here we have a tiny, heavily circulated, crystallized, unknown male wearing a crested helmet, kithara/lyre. Possibly Karia, .09gr 10MM Head (Herakles?) Barley w/ 1 pellet .04 gr 8MM Thoughts, corrections, anything related and recent acquisitions are appreciated!