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You vs the guy she told you not to worry about.


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Another one:

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My recent addition, an AE AS of Commodus as Hercules, probably the final type of coin issued by him before getting strangled to death.

A budget example nonetheless but has nice minty green patina. 8.22g.

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That's a great coin series and it shows the grade of megalomania Commodus reached. Also on my wish list. 

When I see these words, "you vs the guy coin she told you not to worry about" I think about my Julian II double maiorina versus another example

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The coins posted here reminds me of the only pleasantry found on an ancient coin in the history of coinage.

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Here is the « joke »: if you only take the writing at the right of the club, you will read this ; the ‘hole’ (ano) of his ‘bottom’ (culi) has been burnt (usto). Now if we make the link with the object on the reverse, it’s easy to imagine the average roman citizen laughing to death at the tavern with his friends.... 

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1 hour ago, Ocatarinetabellatchitchix said:

If you only take the writing at the right of the club, you will read this ; the ‘hole’ (ano) of his ‘bottom’ (culi) has been burnt (usto). Now if we make the link with the object on the reverse, it’s easy to imagine the average roman citizen laughing to death at the tavern with his friends.... 

I'm sure the engraver definitely pulled a Mark Antony here, praising the emperor at the same time mocking him!

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