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    That looks like Bacchus or possibly Mercury on the coin. As for the other side, it looks more like a woman then a man.
    That's all i can say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitcher View Post
    Question: I found a Roman coin in my garden, help i.d. it please! (The Victorian coin is for scale)
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    And Hannover: It's in New York near Lake Chaplain I believe.

    Take it to a museum for a datation and classification..

    The goddess is Minerva wearing an armor and carrying a shield in an hand, she's holding with one hand a little owl, sign of wisdom and a spear in the other hand
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    Yeah i'm taking it to my local museum soon. It's Colchester museum and Colchester was the Roman capital in Britain so it should be identified relatively easily.

    The figure is Venus (you can't see it in the photo but there is a faded out V E N V S on the left. On the right it says GENETRIX so it's VENVS GENETRIX, as in this.
    The head is what i'm having real problems with, but the closest i've got to is Julia Mamaea. Look at this Julia Mamaea Denarius and tell me it doesn't look similar:

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    yea coin matches

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    How much wider was the River Thames during Roman times?

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    100 yards wider on each side, so 200 yards. How do we know, because archaeologists found the Roman bridges across the Thames... 100 yards from the river
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    I do not fear the coursing of the Irish sea
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    I'll ask one:
    What 5th century find is currently located in the Abbey of Saint Loup in Troyes

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    treasure of pouan?

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    yep

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    what archaeological find demonstrated that the 'curse of Akkad' may actually have been a real event?

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    The excavations at the mound of Tell Leilan in Syria.


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    ya

    For the first time since cities were built and founded,
    The great agricultural tracts produced no grain,
    The inundated tracts produced no fish,
    The irrigated orchards produced neither wine nor syrup,
    The gathered clouds did not rain, the masgurum did not grow.
    At that time, one shekel's worth of oil was only one-half quart,
    One shekel's worth of grain was only one-half quart. . . .
    These sold at such prices in the markets of all the cities!
    He who slept on the roof, died on the roof,
    He who slept in the house, had no burial,
    People were flailing at themselves from hunger.

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    What ancient site in the Middle East uncovered a vast dog burial ground that may have reflected a cult of dog worship? Excavations from nearby also contained hundreds of bones of victims of infanticide, mainly males, from the later Roman era. The excavations are still ongoing and the entire site has one name, it was once famous for its onion exports. Ok, no more hints.


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    The Eiffel Tower! Easy.

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    I didn't realise the Eiffel Tower was in the middle east.
    Bitter is the wind tonight,
    it stirs up the white-waved sea.
    I do not fear the coursing of the Irish sea
    by the fierce warriors of Lothlind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viriathus Rex View Post
    What ancient site in the Middle East uncovered a vast dog burial ground that may have reflected a cult of dog worship? Excavations from nearby also contained hundreds of bones of victims of infanticide, mainly males, from the later Roman era. The excavations are still ongoing and the entire site has one name, it was once famous for its onion exports. Ok, no more hints.
    Sounds like some sort of Phoenician/Canaanite tophet area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturn View Post
    Sounds like some sort of Phoenician/Canaanite tophet area?
    pretty close, ascalon

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