Benefactor kirispupis Posted November 21, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted November 21, 2022 Thought I would tell a fun story from this weekend with coins. Let's see your 'moving' related coins! Things started so peacefully. We have two sons, and when they were little we'd play board games and take them to fun places. In retrospect, other than a few tantrums, the time was blissful. AUGUSTUS (27 BCE-14 CE) Denarius. Lugdunum. 19mm 3.77g Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. Laureate head right. Rev: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT / C L CAESARES. Caius and Lucius Caesar standing facing; two shields, two sceptres; lituus and simpulum above. RIC² 209 Ex Numismatik Naumann However, things had become a battle with our oldest son. Combine teenager attitude (he's only 19) with the fact that he runs a very successful business, so he feels he can do whatever he wants, but of course that has resulted in butting heads with us more than a few times. Kassander, 305-298 BC. AE Struck under Pleistarchos 301-298 BCE My wife had been on the lookout for apartments for him, and found one in the perfect location. It's right in downtown close to several of his friends' places and within walking distance of the major park, shopping, and restaurants. Tarsos. Mazaios, Satrap. Circa 361-334 BC. AR Stater. Baaltars seated left, holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle in right hand, left arm at side; grain ear, bunch of grapes to left, monogram under throne / Lion attacking bull above double row of turreted walls. 10.11g SNG Levante 113; SNG France 360 Ex Fenzl So, they went to see it and filled out the paperwork. My son was a bit nervous because he owns a sports card business and so it's tricky showing his income (he's only had it for one year), but luckily he qualified! So, he agreed to move in. Crispina 177-182 AR Denarius 3.93g, 18mm Bust of Crispina right "CRISPINA AVGVSTA" Clasped hands "CONCORDIA" RSC 8 Ex Aegean Numismatics Next came the lease. It was the first time he'd had to sign one, though he'd handled other legal docs as part of his business. Since we own a lot of rentals, we helped him understand his responsibilities. A lot of this was foreign to him. Judaea. Jerusalem. John Hyrcanus I 135-104 BCE Prutah Æ 15 mm, 2,27 g Ex Tareq Hani collection Ex Savoca However, when we got to the apartment to obtain the keys, all was not right. The place was in filthy condition. The previous renters had not cleaned the apartment as they had promised. Herennia Etruscilla (wife of T. Decius) AR Antoninianus 4.43g, 20mm, 1h. Rome, 250 CE HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust to right, set on crescent PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia seated to left, holding sceptre and drawing veil RIC IV 59b (Decius); RSC 19 Ex Roma My wife had a complete meltdown. While my son and I were insisting we should just file the issues with the managing office (and several had already been filed), she was not about to let her first-born move into a dirty apartment. She wanted to halt the move even though we had a delivery truck and everything was packed. While I tried to mediate a solution, I felt like I was trying to take away a baby tiger from its mother. Theodora (deceased wife of Constantius I) Treveri, 337-340 CE BI Nummus 1.61g, 16mm, 6h. FL MAX THEODORAE AVG, laureate and draped bust to right PIETAS ROMANA, Pietas standing facing, head to right, holding child; TRS in exergue RIC VIII 43 Ex Roma After more than a little stress, shouting, and tears, we got the delivery truck, loaded it up with his things and new furniture from Ikea, and set out. Seleukos I Nikator Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 17.08 g, 8 h) Susa, circa 296/5-281. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ / ΣEΛEΥKOΥ Athena, brandishing spear overhead in her right hand and holding shield in her left, standing right in quadriga of elephants moving to right; above to right, spearhead; before elephants, monogram of MΩ. SC 177.2. Ex Leu Numismatik Initially, though the city isn't very large, we got lost a bit while we tried to find the loading dock for his building, which is accessible via a small alley. We therefore had to consult a map and there was a bit more arguing and screaming. Persia, Achaemenid Empire, temp. Artaxerxes III to Darios III c. 350-333 BCE AE 11mm, 2.39g Uncertain mint in western Asia Minor (Ionia or Sardes?). Persian king, wearing kidaris and kandys, in kneeling-running stance r., holding spear in r. hand, bow in l.; c/m: eight-rayed star within incuse circle. R/ Incuse rectangle, containing pattern possibly depicting relief map of the hinterland of Ephesos. Johnston, Earliest, Æ 4; Mildenberg, Münzwesen pp. 25-26 and pl. XIII, 112; BMC (Ionia) p. 34, 7. Ex London Ancient Coins Finally, we parked the truck and started taking things up to his place. When our relatives found out that he was moving, they spearheaded straight for his place to "help". Unfortunately, they mostly sat around and chatted while my mother-in-law placed dry leaves over the door and did a number of rituals that usually involved standing right in front of the door as we're trying to bring heavy furniture through that same door. Of course, their major concerns were why the apartment was so dirty and insisting that I come and look at something while I'm trying to fit two large Ikea pieces together. Phoenicia. Tyre. ‘Uzzimilk RY 10 = 340/39 BCE Shekel Silver, 20 mm, 8.21 g, 12 h Deity, holding reins in his right hand and bow in his left, riding hippocamp to right above two lines of waves; below, dolphin right. Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; crook and flail in background; to right, date and ' (in Phoenician). DCA 918. E&E-T 1146-8. HGC 10, 349 Ex collection of Dr. A. Drakul. Ex Leu And speaking of all that Ikea furniture, he bought a lot of furniture there: a bed with storage, headboard, long TV stand, coffee table, table with four chairs, three bar stools, a corner desk, desk chair, and couch (yes, even Ikea couches must be assembled). Since my wife recently had knee surgery and the family mostly got in the way, my son and I built everything ourselves. There was a fair amount of cursing when we realized we used the wrong screws or put something on backwards and my fingers still ache as I type this. Kings of Macedon. Miletos. Alexander III "the Great" Bronze AE 17 mm, 5,71 g Minted 323-319 BCE under Asandros Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, bow-in-bowcase and club; grain ear below. Price 2102 There was a bit more drama later when my son and wife got into a yelling match over text with the previous tenants, who had left many things broken, about which they claimed no knowledge. Then, they tried to push him to pay their security deposit back, which of course infuriated my wife because she's sent tenants to collections for leaving it half as bad as they did, and she knew very well that my son's contract is with the leasing office, not the previous tenant. Kings of Paeonia, Patraos AR Tetradrachm 12.46g, 24mm, 1h. Uncertain Paeonian mint (Astibus or Damastion?) circa 335-315 BCE Laureate head of Apollo to right / Warrior on horse rearing to right, spearing enemy who defends himself with raised shield; bukranion to left, ΠATPAOY (retrograde) around. Paeonian Hoard I, 227 (same dies). Ex Roma But finally, he's settled in to his place. There's still some things to build, but everyone's happy and this weekend he'll host the family for his first Shabbat! Seleukid Empire, Antiochos I Soter AR Tetradrachm Seleukeia on the Tigris, 281-261 BC Diademed head to right / Apollo Delphios seated to left on omphalos, testing arrow and resting left hand on grounded bow; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ to left, monogram to outer left and right. SC 379.5a; HGC 9, 128g. 16.80g, 29mm, 3h. Acquired from Numismatik Naumann 10 1 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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