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Image: Constantius II AE3. 337-341 AD. CONSTAN-TIVS AVG, pearl-diademed head right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, dot on banner, dot to left and right of top of banner. Mintmark SMANS. RIC VIII Antioch 54.

Today a boring, but important, bit of information about interpreting catalogues and other materials describing coins. The coin image above comes from wildwinds.com, a resource for collectors and scholars that I often rely on heavily for high-quality images of the coins I want to discuss. Below it are two different descriptions of the same (in the first case) or very similar (in the second) case.

The essentials of the coin are this: it is a bronze coin of Constantius II (second son of Constantine I, the one you’ve heard of), struck in Antioch, Syria, between 337-341 CE. It shows the emperor on the obverse, and praises the Roman army on the reverse. 

The two catalogues, however, convey this information very differently. In the first instance, the catalogue is, quite casually, actually describing three coins, while in the second, it actually is accounting for 101 examples.  In the second, one actually needs to refer to a “type chart” in order to know anything about the iconography of the coin, while the first example includes this in the immediate text.

Most catalogues have some kind of key at the start to explain the conventions they have adopted. However, while some elements of descriptions are now considered standard (weight and diameter, for example), there is still little consistency across publications. Read with care, and ask questions, should you come across particularly tricky ones. 

anonymous asked:

I'm getting kind of fed up with my studyblr and it's boring me. Do you have tips how to make it more interesting? I don't want to close it because I have tips and stuff saved there but it's just super boring now...

Hi! Maybe have a bit of a revamp? Maybe change your url, pick a new theme or make a new icon? Follow a few new blogs - find some new things to see! You could try doing 100 days of productivity to get your posting a little bit more regularly x

Feb prompts #8 & #19- “I want to make out with you” & “REPRODUCTION! REPRODUCTION!” with Soda

You had known Soda for quite some time now, and you like him a lot.

You were heading to the DX to go see him at that moment. You walked inside to see Soda alone, because Steve was talking up some girl outside.

“Hey, [Y/N]” Soda greeted and you waved taking a spot up at the counter.

“How’ve you been?” you asked him.

“The day’s been real slow…” he commented obviously bored. You nodded and looked around a bit. As you did he, you heard his whisper.

“What was that?” you asked him. He looked embarrassed, his cheeks red and his eyes wide.

“Uh-well….” You encouraged him to speak with your eyes, “I wanna make out with you…” he said quietly. You laughed.

“Ok!” you said, jumping up on the counter and he looked surprised, but you two did make out in the back room.

Steve later walked in on you and teased.

“REPRODUCTION! REPRODUCTION!”

I just wanted to say that to all of those that rp or even just talk to me for a bit; I greatly appreciate you!! I know that I can get boring with my threads so I understand when people decide not to finish them with me, but I am truly grateful for those that do. Please know that I think you all are awesome and I always look forward to any messages or threads sent my way! 😊😊

When a Pony gets Sassy
  • *Pony doing his homework in the kitchen when Steve and Soda walk in.*
  • Steve: "Writing in your diary there Pony?"
  • Pony: "Yeah, actually I just wrote you a poem, wanna here it?
  • Roses are red, vilots are blue, I have 5 fingers, the middle ones for you."
  • *Flips Steve off*
  • Steve: "Idiot"
  • *Soda cracking up in the back round.*
  • Pony: "Of corse I talk like an idiot, how else could you understand me?"
  • *Soda dies from laughter and falls to the ground.*
  • *Steve leaps over table to kill Pony who runs for his life while laughing.*
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All around smooching to end the night on a happy note (。・ω・。)ノ♡

COLLAB?? WHO WANTS TO JOIN?!?!?

AAayyy- look how pathetic I am right now :‘DDD Anyway I’m PLANNING on something SO POINTLESS AND PROBABLY STUPID!! SO WHO WANTS TO JOIN????

Here’s some info/rules to keep in mind:

- Read all the rules!!

- You need to draw a digital art

- It’s your choice if you want to draw your persona, oc or anything else.. But furrys are more preferred

- I only need 1 character from each person but if you want to do more, then remember I can’t do more than 2

- But if there’s not enough characters then you’re allowed to draw more.. If you want of course.. Write “Back up” if you would like to do more drawings

- Need full color and clean line art!!! No sketches, no color aren’t allowed (unless your character is dressed in black and white, that’s fine c:)

- No nswf kind of stuff..

- Must be kind of cute/chibi

- Reblog this to join

- If you have read all the rules then write in your reblog “Legendary Lettuce” xD

- I’ll check some of your arts before I’ll let you join

- If I accepted I’ll message you myself with more info on what exactly to draw

I need REALLY a lot of people to join this.. So when I get to that certain number I’ll reblog this and tell you if it’s closed yet or not.. When I get enough people to join this I’ll tell when the deadline will be..

Anyway I think this is all.. Oh and remember this is for FUN!!! So please don’t murder me if you find the idea too stupid.. Join only if you want ^w^.. (I’ll be a bit inactive too.. So I’ll probably be doing this only..)

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let the flames of your passion grow.

hey friends :)

I’m gonna be real honest with you here, it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on the fake bf fic and writing is hard and life is just overwhelming as hell these days, so if y’all wouldn’t mind giving me just a liiiiittle bit of validation that my writing hasn’t turned to complete crap?? that’d be super cool??? please & thank you, here is what I have of ch. 6, it’s not a lot but hopefully there’s gonna be more soon now that I have some kind of flow???? idk man I love you all thank you for being so ridiculously patient

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Domesticity Memes

Put a ship in my ask box and I’ll tell you:

  • big spoon/little spoon:
  • favorite non-sexual activity:
  • who uses all the hot water:
  • most trivial thing they fight over:
  • who does most of the cleaning:
  • what has a season pass on their dvr/who controls the netflix queue:
  • who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working:
  • who steals the blankets:
  • who leaves their stuff around:
  • who remembers to buy the milk
  • who remembers anniversaries:
  • Who cooks normally?
  • How often do they fight?
  • What do they do when they’re away from each other?
  • Nicknames for each other?
  • Who is more likely to pay for dinner?
  • Who steals the covers at night?
  • What would they get each other for gifts?
  • Who kissed who first?
  • Who made the first move?
  • Who remembers things?
  • Who started the relationship?
  • Who cusses more?
  • What would they do if the other was hurt?