! Followed by: The waiting is over Normally I would wait to talk up a book that I've been waiting to be released until after reading. However, this is Mary Beard so we KNOW it's gonna be fun. Word to the wise, it just dropped today Here are some of my favorite coins from my 12 Caesar's set. Though I've a couple Caesar portraits this is still my favorite of his coins: Julius Caesar 49-48 BCE AR denarius (18 mm, 3.43 g, 2 h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. CAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a dog's head), and priest's hat. Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. Banker's mark on obverse, porous. Near fine. From the Expatriate Collection. From the Expatriate Collection. My trib penny had always been a source of pride. Not so much for its beauty, but rather that I looked, took my time and snagged it for a very affordable price: Tiberius AD 14-37 CE. AR Denarius minted at Lugdunum. Laureate head right of Tiberius. Reverse: Female figure (Livia?) seated right. RIC 26; BMC 34. Appealing portrait; Choice Very Fine. The "Tribute Penny" of Biblical fame. Gotta love the scar across the soldiers cheek and lovely blue toning: Galba (68-69), Denarius, Rome, July AD 68 - January AD 69, AR (18 MM 2,67 gr h 5), IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG P M, laureate head r., Rv. DIVA - AVGVSTA, Livia standing l., holding sceptre and patera. RIC 224 C 58.Very rare. Fine Ex-Savoca Or my latest, wide bootie Judie...I mean Venus of Titus (listed as Vespasian): Titus, 79-81. Denarius (AR, 17mm, 3.2 g 6), Rome, 79. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS Laureate head of Titus to right. Rev. TR POT VIII COS VII Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet in her right hand and long transverse scepter in her left. BMC 255. BN 223. Cohen 332. RIC 1078. Purchased from Dara Museum Sept 2021 Post your favorite 12 geezers coins, anything related or just go buy her book for a listen and thank me later!