RHODES PERAIA Kind of Art Nouveau

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mike Margolis, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Thought this was quite divergent from any I have seen of these types. I haven't been able to find a full attribution yet.
    Rhodian Peraia, Carian Islands, AR Drachm. 3rd to 2nd century BC
    Head of Helios facing, with eagle standing right in front. / Rose with bud.
    Silver, 15mm, 2.1 grams
    This is the closes on acserach:[​IMG]
    No.: 802
    Schätzpreis-Estimate: EUR 100,-
    d=15 mm
    Drachme, Mitte des 2. Jhdts.v.Chr. Kopf des Helios en face, leicht nach rechts gewandt, Adler vor seiner rechten Wange. Rs. X - A. Rosenblüte mit Trieb und Knospe auf der rechten Seite, links im Feld Efeublatt, rechts im Feld Thyrsos, je ein Monogramm links und rechts des Stengels. Ashton, NC 1992, S. 14 und Taf. 7, 211 (A 76/P 159). 1,79g. St. 12. Sehr schön.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That's a cool coin, never see that particular type before.
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  4. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Very nice!
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  5. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee Well-Known Member

    I can really see why you titled the post that way, Mike. Nice silver there!
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  6. ancientcoinguru

    ancientcoinguru Supporter! Supporter

    Nice coin! I've never seen that type before either...
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