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Here's a page where you can post those coins that make you say "What the hell is that?"

 

I'll start with this recent auction winner.

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Obv: Which one is the obverse?

Rev: Circle with dot and spiral fins.

 

Post your "What the hell is that?" coin or any coin that has eluded identification.

 

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I don't mean to get religious here, but clearly it's the flying spaghetti monster seen from two different angles:

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Amazing piece of ancient proof of FSM!

Not a coin, but some sort of applique, shield boss... nipple of a goddess???Screenshot_20220317-155924_PicCollage-removebg-preview.png.923043404360072b0f3cd2843eaaedf1.png

38mm, 21gr, Celtic design. Unearthed in modern Burgundy 

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Always amazes me how after 400 AD the engraving skills fall off a cliff. 

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Justin II. 565-578. AV Semissis (18mm, 2.16 g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory seated right on trophy, inscribing shield set on knee; star to left, reversed staurogram to lower right; CONOB.DOC 12; MIBE 10; SB 352. Good VF. 

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56 minutes ago, Ryro said:

I don't mean to get religious here, but clearly it's the flying spaghetti monster seen from two different angles:

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Amazing piece of ancient proof of FSM

 

I'm relieved and gratified to learn I'm not the only Pastafarian here. rAmen!

Edit: and this was the post that won me the coveted "Rising Star" merit badge! Guess it's time to retire; no way can I ever top that!

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34 minutes ago, Phil Davis said:

I'm relieved and gratified to learn I'm not the only Pastafarian here. rAmen!

Edit: and this was the post that won me the coveted "Rising Star" merit badge! Guess it's time to retire; no way can I ever top that!

rAmen, fellow Pastafarians!  

I nabbed an ancient coin that obviously depicts His Noodly Appendages:

 

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CELTIC BRITAIN, Dobunni tribe. Eisu. Circa CE 20-43; AR unit. 1.1 gm. 13 mm. Stylized head right, pellet triads for hair, pellet in ring for eye / Triple tailed annulet horse Flying Spaghetti Monster. S. 382. ABC 2081. ex Dr. Cedric S. Raine Collection

 

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