Well in these times of "Plague" what else is there to do really ......
While searching the near limitless options of the European Theater (ETO ?) I spied one of my favorite coin descriptions Egypt Unidentified
The seller appeared to be mainly focused on French Graphic Novels (ie naughty comic books !) and the coin photos I mostly graded as fair to poor
But one was clear enough .......
(my own pic here)Mssr PVBLIVS LICINIVS EGNATIVS GALLIENVS ....... AVGVSTVS !
Lately I find myself getting more accustomed to reading off the nameΓAΛΛIHNOC
So I threw in a very modest bid and moved on
I was soon engrossed elsewhere when the message came in You Won !
Well after the long journey and after a quick bath and 'massage'
and a Spring "waxing" (oooouch !)
Egypt Alexandria AD 267-8
Billon Tetradrachm of Emperor Gallienus
Obv. AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNΩC CEB
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right
Rv. Homonia standing left holding double cornucopia with right hand raised
Upright palm branch behind
Year L IE in field
10.91 grams 22-3mm
The remaining green deposits are quite hard and resistant to my humble efforts to remove
But I guess you only get what you pay for .......
which was about the price of a decent pizza
(I am now on a diet)
IN GOD WE TRVST ....... all others pay cash !
COGITO ERGO SPVD
I think ...... therefore I yam