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Yep! It's Saturday, folks!!! This is the coin equivalent of Saturday cartoons and cereal:

  1. Entertaining and fun to look at
  2. Not rare or valuable
  3. Not "important," nutritious, or educational
  4. Not at all unique in subject matter, but formulaic and cliched
     

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Trajan, AD 98-117
Roman AR denarius; 2.95 gm, 20 mm
Rome, AD 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate and draped bust, right
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Mars walking right with spear and trophy
Refs: RIC 337; BMCRE 536-40; Cohen 270; RCV --; Woytek 520v; Strack 230; BN 819.

Let's see your "Saturday morning cartoons and cereal" coins!

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Happy saturday everyone!

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Gallienus BI Antoninianus. Rome, AD 267-268. 3.10g, 22mm
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head to right 
[D]IANAE CONS AVG, antelope walking left; [XI or XII] in exergue.
RIC V.1 (sole reign) 181; MIR 747b; RSC 165. 

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Muesli and fresh orange juice for me.

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Constantine II, as Caesar. 317-337 AD. AE Follis (2.54 gm, 20mm). Treveri (Trier) mint. Struck 323-324 AD.
Obv.: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right.
Rev.: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/X in two lines across field; all within wreath; PTR (crescent). RIC VII 441; Schulten Em. 27.

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CARTHAGE OCCUPYING BRUTTIUM

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Bruttium Carthage occup 2nd Punic War AR Half-Shekel (approx Drachm / Denarius) 216-211 Tanit Horse SOLAR-O HN Italy 2016 SNG Cop 361-3


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Bruttium Carthage occup 2nd Punic War AR Half-Shekel (approx Drachm / Denarius) 216-211 Tanit Horse SOLARdisc HN Italy 2016

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Wow, great coins, gang

Ummm, does anybody remember Johnny Quest?

 

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DIOCLETIAN Antoninianus 

284-305 A.D.

Rome Mint. Struck ca. 290 AD.

Diameter: 22mm

Weight: 3.81 grams

Obverse: IMP DIOCLE TIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: IOVI FV LGERATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt; at feet to left, eagle standing left, head right; XXI " in exergue

Reference: RIC V 168 var. (unlisted officina and with eagle)

Other: flan crack

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Wile E. Coyote for me (although it was not on my top preferences as a child

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Thrace. Hadrianopolis. Gordian III AD 238-244.
Bronze Æ
16 mm, 2,32 g
AYT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AV, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / AΔΡIANOΠOΛEITΩN, ostrich walking right
Varbanov 3833; RPC VII.2, — (unassigned; ID 67356); Jurukova, Hadrianopolis 676; Moushmov 2630A

 

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Instead of watching TV this morning, I quietly whittled away on this one, inspired by @Helvius Pertinax and @Ronalovich's fantastic avatars. The original picture I used isn't really high-res, so it get's a bit blurry and granulated when you zoom in. Tracing the reverse was a labor of love (but also strangely therapeutic and calming). Also, it was surprisingly interesting, tracing every line and every detail the die-cutter has made in the die really makes you appreciate their handywork and incredible skill in a whole new way!). Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result.

 

'Reduced' follis:

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Constantine II, Cyzikus, with some smoothing of the fields.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, thenickelguy said:

Sorry, But I don't have an ancient coin with a horse yet.

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BIGA-TRIGA-QUADRIGA !!!  GOTTA Gettem, gettem, GETTEM !!!

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RR Servius Rullus MF Rufus 100 BCE AR Den Minerva Victory Biga S 207 Cr 328-1 Left

 

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RR Naevius Balbus 79 BCE AR Den Venus SC TRIGA Sulla S 309 Cr 382-1

 

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Roman Republic 
Manlius Torquatus L. Corn Sulla 
82 BCE 
AR Denarius 17mm 3.7g 
Military mint w Sulla. 
Roma - 
Sulla triumphal Quadriga vict wreath 
Cr 367-3 Syd 759 Sear 286

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4 hours ago, Salt said:

Happy saturday everyone!

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Gallienus BI Antoninianus. Rome, AD 267-268. 3.10g, 22mm
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head to right 
[D]IANAE CONS AVG, antelope walking left; [XI or XII] in exergue.
RIC V.1 (sole reign) 181; MIR 747b; RSC 165. 

Ewwwww! Gallienus has a massive ear wax. 🤢😁

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1 hour ago, DANTE said:

Instead of watching TV this morning, I quietly whittled away on this one, inspired by @Helvius Pertinax and @Ronalovich's fantastic avatars. The original picture I used isn't really high-res, so it get's a bit blurry and granulated when you zoom in. Tracing the reverse was a labor of love (but also strangely therapeutic and calming). Also, it was surprisingly interesting, tracing every line and every detail the die-cutter has made in the die really makes you appreciate their handywork and incredible skill in a whole new way!). Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result.

 

'Reduced' follis:

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Constantine II, Cyzikus, with some smoothing of the fields.

 

 

Im glad you like my avatar, your version is marvellous! Nice work keeping the important details, it's a hideous task - but fun to do! I didnt do the reverse on mine, since it was created solely for the purpose of being my new avatar - here, on discord, and every other coin related discussion forum.

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Jonny Quest (the original version) was very entertaining.  Like Scooby Doo, it borrowed heavily from the radio show I Love A Mystery, and probably also Doc Savage.

This has got to be one of the most common Roman republican denarii.   My nicer one isn't photographed.

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C LICINIUS L F MACER AR silver denarius.  Struck at Rome, 84 BC. RCV 274, No legend, diademed bust of Apollo facing left, viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt, cloak over left shoulder. Reverse - C LICINIVS L F MACER, Minverva in quadriga facing right, holding spear and shield. RCV 274. Huge flan, 24x21mm, 3.7g.

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2 hours ago, DANTE said:

Instead of watching TV this morning, I quietly whittled away on this one, inspired by @Helvius Pertinax and @Ronalovich's fantastic avatars. The original picture I used isn't really high-res, so it get's a bit blurry and granulated when you zoom in. Tracing the reverse was a labor of love (but also strangely therapeutic and calming). Also, it was surprisingly interesting, tracing every line and every detail the die-cutter has made in the die really makes you appreciate their handywork and incredible skill in a whole new way!). Overall, I'm quite pleased with the result.

 

'Reduced' follis:

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Constantine II, Cyzikus, with some smoothing of the fields.

 

 

Awesome work! You can also put these images onto a textured background of roughly the same color, like in my pfp. I find these types of cropped coin photos to be very striking.

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Thanks Ronaldovich and Helvius Pertinax. Like I said, your avatars inspired me.😊 I think I'll experiment some with the idea in the future.

But it isdefinitely time-consuming! Fortunately, I have lots of 'free' time at work.

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I did like Johnny Quest in the day, but was more of a Scooby-Doo fan. 

This is my latest - a Maxentius Follis with the Dioscuri, 2 horses, a wolf and twins (weakly struck) on the reverse (quite a crowd!).  I've wanted this type for a while and it went pretty cheap.  Part of the reason it didn't attract many bids is because of the unidentified gunk shown on the reverse (seller's photo):442051182_Maxentius-OstiafollisDioscuriMay2022seller2.thumb.jpg.2bb02a4e42296de4357a95b65d1a5817.jpg

It looked "loose" to me, so I bid.  Whatever it is, it was loose and came right off when I took the coin out of its holder - I think it was just a stray piece of plastic film.  Not disgusting at all, probably not a booger 😱, and not stuck to the coin.  Is Maxentius gazing heavenward, wondering if he picked the right deity?  Or is he rolling his eyes at fortune and fate?  Mysteries of the ancients:  

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