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finished the set this year, oddly enough mars(one of the most common) was the last acquired. some probably have most of the set without having considered it.

i imagine the majority of people on here will be able to interpret it easily but i'll let the others speculate for a bit. i will reply later with the RIC info on the coins used

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sol - RIC IV Caracalla 264B

aurora preparing sol's chariot - RRC 453/1

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mercury - RIC IV Trajan Decius 142
venus - RIC III Commodus 286A
terra with the four seasons - RIC IV Septimius Severus 549

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luna - RIC IV Caracalla 379A
caesar's comet - RIC I (second edition) Augustus 37B

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mars - RIC IV Trebonianus Gallus 84
jupiter - RIC IV Severus Alexander 5c
saturn - RIC V Valerian 210
urania muse of astronomy - RRC 410/8
neptune - RIC V Postumus 76
pluto - RIC IV Caracalla 261A

obviously no roman coins for the greek uranus and unsure if this is actually true but the wiki for urania claims - The planet Uranus, though mostly named after the Greek god personifying the sky, is also indirectly named after Urania

apologies for the bad photos, still just using a phone

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Very lovely collecting idea! Some other moons of other planets could be added too!

1 hour ago, Heliodromus said:

But one coin isn't strictly correct - does anyone want to try to figure why ?!

 

The comet of Julius Caesar should be on the far edge of the solar system, rather than near Earth?

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8 minutes ago, Roman Collector said:

It is not wise to disrespect the god Pluto. 

Good guess, but the Roman's considered it a planet (and why not?!), so not that one ...

Edit: Or rather it was considered a planet when they were named - I don't think the Roman's knew about it

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17 minutes ago, John Conduitt said:

Presumably Uranus, as he wasn't on a Roman coin.

Yes !

All the other planets are being represented here by Roman gods, but Uranus is named after the Greek god Ouranos (roman equivalent Caelus) who I don't believe ever appeared on a coin, so it's actually the muse Urania who's standing in here representing Uranus!

 

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apologies for the delay, just realized my original reply wasn't approved by the moderator so giving it another go

sol - RIC IV Caracalla 264B

aurora preparing sol's chariot - RRC 453/1

Plancus47BC-2.jpg.1fafa4cf0891f49173293a5d34fc95ad.jpg
mercury - RIC IV Trajan Decius 142
venus - RIC III Commodus 286A
terra with the four seasons - RIC IV Septimius Severus 549

20221101_165846-tile.jpg.1d983248667470ae8586782067a1863e.jpg
luna - RIC IV Caracalla 379A
caesar's comet - RIC I (second edition) Augustus 37B

20221102_165641-tile.jpg.5523845ffaf3c7a9469d182c5c746619.jpg
mars - RIC IV Trebonianus Gallus 84
jupiter - RIC IV Severus Alexander 5c
saturn - RIC V Valerian 210
urania muse of astronomy - RRC 410/8
neptune - RIC V Postumus 76
pluto - RIC IV Caracalla 261A

obviously no roman coins for the greek uranus and unsure if this is actually true but the wiki for urania claims - The planet Uranus, though mostly named after the Greek god personifying the sky, is also indirectly named after Urania

apologies for the poor photo quality, still just using a phone

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