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Digger:
                 A COIN IN HAND
 
  THERE IS NOTHING LIKE IT,IF LIKE ME YOU WILL BE
  INSTANTLY PUT INTO CONTACT WITH THE LAST ORIGINAL
  OWNER AND THE MIND WILL BOGGLE, WHO WAS HE ?,
  WHERE WAS HE ?, WHAT DID HE DO ? AND MANY qUESTIONS
  ARISE TAKING YOU TO A MAGICAL PLACE.
  A COIN IN HAND ALLOWS YOU TO EXAMINE IT ,PHOTOGRAPH
  AND FEEL THE TEXTURE AND WIEGHT OF IT.
  THEN WITH THE AID OF A 10 X EYE PIECE A WHOLE NEW
  WORLD OPENS ,THE BEAUTY ,THE SKILL OF THE DIE CUTTER
  THE WORLD OF THE INDIVIDUAL RULER ,THE NEVER ENDING
  LIST OF OBVERSE TYPES AND GODS.
  AND MUCH MORE ,THATS WHAT A COIN IN HAND MEANS TO ME.

           WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ?.

Jan P:
Yes ! We should try to keep that spirit. It has to do with a daily consciousness of the wonder of life  ;).

SC:
Yes indeed.

And I would just add "she".

Then as now women were just as likely to to the shopping or hold the family purse strings. 

SC

Digger:
Thank you SC for your post , you are right ,my mistake
I found it easier to use the word he instead of person , I
am sorry ,but lesson learnt my friend.
I still see a person from rome as roMAN.

SC:
I think most of us do.  And when it comes to things like swords and armor and government it was.

That is another reason coinage is so interesting.  From Roman literature we know that even slaves, or at least many urban slaves, had small sums of money.  So a coin could have been used by almost anyone.

SC

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