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Mardi Gras Dubloons

1972 "Fabled Isles" Mardi Gras doubloon. Comus. Gift of Jonathan Singer, Bronx, NY, through Ebay, Oct., '99.

On one side there is pictured and captioned "The Golden Cup of Comus," with a nice Latin phrase: "Sic volo, sic jubeo." Apparently the Comus krewe began in 1857. The fabled isles side of the coin shows an island with a classical temple wreathed in laurel. Before it lie a ship, a lyre, and two vases. What a lovely gift!

Mardi Gras doubloon, Comus

1974 Aesop's Fables Mardi Gras doubloon. Argus. Emperor Romulus. Jefferson Parish, LA. 1973. $3 from The Witch Lady, Metairie, LA, through Ebay, March, '99. Second copy for $2 from Jonathan Singer, Bronx, NY, through Ebay, Oct., '99.

What does one do with a coin that has different dates on its front and back? On the front, there are a stork with a tall vase, a grasshopper playing a violin, a Greek temple facade, a building column, and a written scroll. The back seems to feature Argus and the peacock.

Mardi Gras doubloon. Argus, Emperor Romulus

1980 A Sap's Fables Mardi Gras doubloon. Knights of Momus, New Orleans. $2.25 from P. M Berry, Carmel, Indiana, through Ebay, May, '99.

On the front of a coin, a pudgy girl sticks her tongue out at the beholder, with "A Sap's Fables" written above her and "1980" below. On the back side, a knight is pictured with the legend above "Knights of Momus" and below "Dum vivimus, vivamus" (while we live, let us live). I never knew such a thing existed!

Mardi Gras Doubloon, Knights of Momus


2005  Two 2005 Mardi Gras dubloons showing Proteus  with trident and, on the verso, a lion with a book "Fables Famous and Familiar."  $2.50 twice from Patricia Albert, Metairie, LA, through Ebay, July, '19 and Feb., '20.

I look forward to catching up well enough that I do not repeat myself in the future!