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Hello everyone,

My brain is currently fried from way too many meetings at work. In order to detox my soul after a bunch, I started wondering if there were any ancient coins depicting meetings. At least in my own collection, I couldn't find anything with more than two people.

So, to cheer me up, please post your coins depicting ancient meetings!

The closest I found were these two.

From perhaps the most famous "meeting place" in antiquity (Eleusis).



What I'd love to do to meetings in general (to meetings as an inanimate object and to no degree to their attendees)


I'd add the attributions, but unfortunately have another meeting now. 😞 

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Kindred meeting-hating spirits, unite! Haha. Love this idea for a thread. Here’s Hadrian meeting Felicitas:


Hadrians expression on the obverse mirrors mine when a call runs over 😤 We could all use a little Felicitas during our meetings 🤣

Most of my other “meeting” coins I have yet to format, maybe I’ll get on that during my next meeting tomorrow 🤔😄

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Oi, do I hear you on the too many meetings!

Here are some unfortunate meetings:

The first time Perseus and Medusa met he cut off her head!IMG_0644(1).JPG.91c6a96d0537089c19228e61cdaa3e9b.JPG2184097_1631628307.l-removebg-preview.png.2a9812b81ce59705ae054a32168921aa.png

This certainly appears to be the first time this nymph has "laid eyes" on this satyr:


poor Plautilla being forced to marry Caracalla=death sentence:


I doubt these two had seen each other before the Christians head was removed from it's body:


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Caracalla and his brother Geta had a famous meeting in their mother's chambers in 211 from which only one of them walked out alive.  I hope your work meetings had a better outcome! 

Here's a coin depicting Caracalla and Geta in a meeting with their father, who was at least able to keep the two from killing each other while he was alive.



AE29. 11.18g, 28.8mm.
BITHYNIA, Prusias ad Hypium, circa AD 197/8.
RecGen -; BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; ISEGRIM -.
O: ΑΥΤ Κ Λ ΣΕΠΤΙ ΣΕΟΥΗΡΟΣ Π, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: ΕΙΣ ΕΩΝΑ ΤΟΥ-Σ Κ-ΥΡ-ΙΟΣ / ΠΡΟΥΣΙΕΩΝ, Septimius Severus, in military attire, standing front, head to left, holding scepter in his left hand and clasping his right hand with Caracalla, on the left, standing right in miltary attire and holding scepter in his left; on the right, Geta, togate, standing front, head to left, holding patera in his right hand and scroll (?) in his left.
Notes: Unpublished in the standard references and possibly unique.

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kirispupis, I'm sorry to hear that you had a rough day at work ... luckily, I am now retired, so most of my daily meetings are merely with other dog-walkers on our local trails.

However, back in my day, I had daily meetings with a huge hoard of engineers, surveyors, geologists, shift-bosses and a sea of H.R. and Management types ... it was often a fricken circus and no matter how hard we tried to solve the day's problems, everybody had their own mini-goals and therefore the outcome would almost always be a lousy morphed solution ... too many heads in one room?

Yup, too many meetings can turn a perfectly good idea into something completely messed up!

We wanted to build this ... 




... but we'd always end-up getting this ...


Celtic Tribes of Gaul Coriosolite a.jpg

Celtic Tribes of Gaul Coriosolite b.jpg



NOTE: both are awesome coins


I hope that you have a better day tomorrow (with less meetings and more success)

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Here are fourteen Roman Consuls, Lictors, Accensi hurrying off to a very important meeting:




The Romans did not permit any stragglers.

Those who were tired of meetings were first gently encouraged to attend:



Or simply picked up and carried to the meetings if necessary:



Romans were also very practiced at keeping recalcitrant members from leaving early...



...and, of course, punishing attendees who didn't show enough team spirit at the meeting:




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A successful meeting starts with this symbolic gesture


These tho guys are having a meeting and trying to persuade the third to approve the new budget


Here Commodus is presiding a meeting.



And a meeting with a member of the senior staff, wearing an elegant top hat



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An important meeting between T. Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and Commodus. 😄




Faustina II
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in chignon at the back of the head.
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICIT / S - C, The twins T. Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus and Commodus facing on throne
AE, 23.94g, 32.2mm
Ref.: RIC 1665, C 193

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I think this meeting was just fantasy on Magnus Maximus's part.

Magnus Maximus Solidus, 383-388
image.png.b8bdd0ef33c6507d98e60d19c343c866.pngAugusta/London. Gold, 21mm, 4.59g, 6h. Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Magnus Maximus right, seen from front; D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG. Magnus Maximus and Theodosius I seated facing on double throne, jointly holding globe between them; half-length figure of Victory above facing between, vertical palm branch under throne; VICTOR-IA AVGG; AVGOB in exergue (RIC IX, 2b; Biaggi 2312 (this coin)). Ex Leo Biaggi de Blasys. NGC #6057866-002.

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