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  1. Agree, but you missed the limp , a result of active guard dog service
  2. Welcome @Silbannacus you will find we are an eclectic bunch and I have found members really helpful and erudite when I ask for assistance
  3. VICTORINUS ANTONINIANUS 269-271 AD SALUS FEEDING SNAKE RISING FROM ALTAR AND HOLDING SCEPTRE NEXT CARRY ON POST.
  4. This pleased me as it is my second non Roman ancient coin, the first being an "Owl". I know you asked for the singular @Ryro but hope you don't mind me posting more than one because they all made a difference for me. Kings of Macedon. Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. Alexander III "the Great" 336-323 BC. Struck 323-310 BC Bronze Æ 20 mm, 5,63 g Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress / Club and bow in bow case, ??S???OS between; race torch below. These two also made an impact as they took me closer to my full "Fleet" collection. ANT AVG / III VIR R P C. Praetorian galley right with scepter tied on prow. CHORTIVM PRAETORIARM. Aquila between two standards. Next : Carry on this theme.
  5. This is my only Marius Marius, 268 Antoninianus Cologne 268, billon 17.00 mm., 3.25 g. Priapus Numismatics Auction 1 November 2023.
  6. Not quite sure how I would describe this portrait. He looks bemused... 256-260 AD. Uncertain Syrian mint. Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG legend with radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: PIETAS AVGG legend with Valerian and Gallienus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar, one holding eagle-tipped sceptre, the other a parazonium. RIC 285; Sear 9955 (obverse variant").3.64 grams.
  7. Here are a couple of Elizabeth 1 and other well known Queens of the United Kingdom. Shilling Three pence 1578 Then moving on to Anne Shilling 1708. Then Victoria Farthing 1862. Finally to get back onto ancient topics, Otacilia Severa AD 244-249. Rome Antoninianus AR 22mm., 3,98g.
  8. Really beautiful coins. Here is my Albinus Brutus.
  9. This is weird @ChrisB. My father originated from the Province of Groningen in the Netherlands and only last night I was looking at the 1998 Netherlands Mint set for Groningen , drifted into the Netherlands Mint, saw this exact coin and started looking for one. I have some Maria Theresa bullion coins and thought one of these would be an interesting companion for them. This is one of the last Guilder sets and has an interesting token with an ancient derived reverse thus: and the obverse.
  10. Unfortunately not a different one but I believe the dot on mine that is touching the "B" confirms your theory @DonnaML GALBA (68-69), AR denier, 68-69, Rome. D / IMP SER GALBA AVG T. naked to r. R / SPQR / OB / CS in an oak wreath. BMC 314, 34; RIC 167. 2.73g Ex Jean Elsen 2019 and bought as a suspected fourree. Eventually I bought the same coin as a full weight denarius. Next continue Donna's theme as this was a Hijack !
  11. Although significantly later, this is an easy to acquire pair that many of us may have. M. PORCIUS CATO, SILVER DENARIUS Roman Republic, M. Porcius Cato. Silver Denarius, mint of Rome, 89 BC. Obverse: Draped female bust facing right, ROMA behind, M CA[TO] below. Reverse: Victory seated right, holding patera and palm branch, VICTRIX in exergue, ST below throne. Roman Republic. M. PORCIUS CATO Quinarius. Victory Obv. female bust to right, M.CATO behind, symbol below. Rev: Victory seated right, holding patera, VICTRIX in exergue. Syd 597. 89 B.C (Crawford 343/1c; Porcia 5; Sydenham 596a). Great coins @red_sporknice to see your coins in Abafil cases I use them exclusively now and photographed this pair on the inner lid of one.
  12. From the image, it looks as if the knuckles would be bared and vulnerable, I cannot see this being practical and wonder if this was ceremonial ?
  13. I am sure I will enjoy my visit and I will post some photos. There are several really interesting Roman museums in the UK but on my bucket list is Lyon, this will be a really great bonus. The British Museum exhibition had an interesting write up commending it on 27th January in the Times newspaper. The surviving long shield is not what I visualised. I thought it would be much plainer. Then again I am probably psychologically influenced by Sidebottom and Fabbri who , from memory, never mentioned colour as they wouldn't have known. That is so impressive! It makes it more of a personal possession that a simple military issue like modern day fatigues. I guess if your life depended on this, you may put some care into it, and from what I can see we have homage to Victory and of course the imperial Eagle. I wonder if they were all the same or differed? A fascinating subject.
  14. I am sure I will enjoy my visit and I will post some photos. There are several really interesting Roman museums in the UK but on my bucket list is Lyon, this will be a really great bonus. The British Museum exhibition had an interesting write up commending it on 27th January in the Times newspaper. The surviving long shield is not what I visualised. I thought it would be much plainer. Then again I am probably psychologically influenced by Sidebottom and Fabbri who , from memory, never mentioned colour as they wouldn't have known.
  15. Many thanks @expat for bringing this to the forum attention. Appears to be very interesting and I had already booked tickets for next month. My observation, not quite a reservation, as I'm going anyway, is that the general exhibition in museums in the UK are normally free and there is a charge for this exhibition for as a "special exhibition". Fortunately the cost is of no relevance to me but charges in museums can exclude people particularly young people. The British Museum does not charge for entry only "special exhibitions". To be precise there is opportunity for children to visit free at specific times so not all bad. This is the public statement of the National Museum of Wales. "We believe that everyone has the right to access and engage with their culture and heritage free of charge. After all, the national collections belong to to the people of Wales. I have no issue with paying entry fees for private museums who clearly need support but in my opinion, national collections should be supported by taxation, maybe diverting the cost of one missile to find them?
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