Ryro Posted June 6, 2022 · Supporter Share Posted June 6, 2022 (edited) Mesopotamia, where the idea of writing was first thought up, way before the Greek Solon it was Hammurabi who created one of, if not, the world's first law code around 1770 years BCE and was home to the Ziggurat from the bible known as the Tower of Babel! (Beautiful drawing...but where are all the babes???) (Writing and art coming together waaaaay before movies) Speaking of, we can't forget that the first EPIC, waaaay before The Iliad was written here! (Gilgamesh and BFF Enkidu committing sacrilege...on a Tuesday!) (Always keep a prophylactic when around this Crescent) Now for some context: Septimius Severus is closer (and not by a little) to us in history than he was with Sargon of Akkad, who established the world's first true empire in Mesopotamia around 2330 BCE! (Much like Septimius, Sargon could grow a Hell of a beard!) And they why: I recently have been listening to another on of "the Great Courses" on Audible, ancient Mesopotamia by Amanda H. Podany (I highly recommend it). And I started thinking that I only have 1 coin from Mesopotamia. In an auction I had been watching over the weekend there was this AWESOME and very rare coin with all 3 Severan men on it. I figured I didn't have a chance but would keep an eye out. And you'll never guess who won the coin...THIS GUY😁 MESOPOTAMIA. Edessa. Septimius Severus, with Caracalla and Geta, 193-211. Ae (bronze, 3.66 g, 20 mm). [...] Laureate head of Septimius to right, facing laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to left. Rev. [..]AVP[..], bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Geta to right; before, crescent on filleted globe. Lindgren II, 2559; cf. Nomos obolos 17, lot 550; Roma 88, lot 638. Nearly very fine. Extremely rare. My other coin of Mesopotamia is also a Severan, nut case Caracalla! (Man do I love the creepy Tuche on the reverse) Caracalla ? (198-217). Mesopotamia, Edessa. Æ (17mm, 3.80g, 6h). Laureate head r. R/ Turreted head of Tyche l. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 205. Brown patina. Purchased from Dara October 2021 And a partially written on Cuneiform Tablet with spells and incantations to do with raising the dead! Sadly, once all of the dead guys that I have revived to life realize that their dicks still don't work just kill themselves all over again. Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet, 26-20th Century BCE. Ex Professor Reese Collection (Now I'm not usually into bird footed ladies. But when I am they are stacked like the 1996 Chicago Bulls!) So please share your Mesopotamian coins, antiquities, thoughts stories or anything that might keep civilization alive for another 5,500 years 😉 Edited June 6, 2022 by Ryro I'll let you Imagine 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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