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I rephotographed this coin today and it features something I can't unsee. I keep misreading the VENVS on the reverse -- which is intended to be read counterclockwise -- as clockwise and therefore upside down. I keep seeing SANTA instead of VENVS! 😛

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Do you have any coins that your eye -- and brain -- misinterpret what's supposed to be there??? Let's see them!!!

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1 hour ago, Roman Collector said:

I rephotographed this coin today and it features something I can't unsee. I keep misreading the VENVS on the reverse -- which is intended to be read counterclockwise -- as clockwise and therefore upside down. I keep seeing SANTA instead of VENVS! 😛

JuliaTitiVENVSAVGUSTdenarius.jpg.ceb80752be708fe2952bf7af2f21b6ef.jpg

Do you have any coins that your eye -- and brain -- misinterpret what's supposed to be there??? Let's see them!!!

Santa claus is bringing cake instead of presents

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Now I read Santa, too – thanks for that...

---- To all those who expect a tasteful contribution to this thread: I apologize a thousand times and advice you to scroll down quickly ----

This piece of early modern change is supposed to have a moneyer's mark showing two crossed arrows:

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Here is the detail in question:

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I can't unsee this.

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Hilarious optical illusion, RC!

One of my AWESOME Saturnalia gifts from@Shea19 has a pretty hilarious "you can't unsee that". The town has one of the funniest names of all antiquity, and funnier still they have the first three letters on the reverse:

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Pisidia, Tityassus Plautilla, wife of Caracalla Bronze circa 202-205, Æ 22.40 mm., 5.53 g.

Draped bust r. Rev. TITVACCЄωN Tetrastyle temple, with serpent in pediment and containing central pellet. SNG von Aulock 5378. SNG France 2238.

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Once you see the die breakage on the obverse of this Trebonianus Gallus coin, you'll never be able to unsee the pointy Pinocchio nose! 

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Trebonianus Gallus AR Antoninanus, 23mm 3.9 grams

Milan mint, AD 251-253.

Obverse: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas veiled, standing left by altar, raising both hands. Reference: RIC 72; RSC 88; Sear (1998) 2790; Sear 9643. 

 

 

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