Since I have always been fascinated with ancient history I started collecting ancients at age 11, and after a long break resumed in 2013. I found Cointalk in 2017 and joined, and since then I have gotten more enjoyment from the hobby as a social experience with knowledgeable folks rather than just sitting by myself and staring at the coins. Who knows what the future holds? I may become a specialist in one area or two after I have completed my quest to collect a coin of each emperor and significant personages. Anyway, I have been having a lot of fun. So what's your ancient coin story???