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 Posted 12/05/2017  3:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Always had a fondness for the Rhodian depiction of Helios on their coins!

Caria, Rhodes
AR Diobol
Magistrate Thrasymenes (170-150 BC)
Facing radiate head of Helios, slightly turned right
Rose within incuse square; bud to right, rising sun to left, THRASYMENES above



I'm beginning to understand the attraction to these classical Greek coins... just look at the 3D rendition of the design elements!

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 Posted 12/05/2017  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm liking the ancient Greek coins too!
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 Posted 12/05/2017  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You needed a strong smack to bring up those details.
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 Posted 12/05/2017  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your on a roll Steve, you have been picking up really nice coins lately.
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 Posted 12/06/2017  02:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
a really nice coin

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I'm beginning to understand the attraction to these classical Greek coins

Does that mean we'll see you posting more Greek coins
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 Posted 12/06/2017  03:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a nice coin and one I tried to buy at a good price for quite a while. In the end I did get a Rhodes coin but not as nice as yours (I like how your rose is inside an incuse square) as well as your portrait, which always reminds me of the statue of liberty with the striations around it.



I am with you on the Greek coinage, I think in terms of beauty it repeatedly comes up trumps. Congrats on the addition of a must have coin ^^
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Thanks all! I didn't plan to keep this one originally, but it has grown on me... we'll see whether it earns a permanent spot in the collection though!
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 Posted 12/06/2017  2:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

AR drachme , 15 mm , 2.8 gr , 11 h .
obv : radiate head of Helios right
rev : rose within incuse square , right bud , left a stick between P (rho) and O : Rhodos ., ARISTOBOULOS above .
ref : Jenkins,Gruppe A,10 .
period : 188 - 177 BC.
@Finn : Rhodes is situated just off the coast of Caria . His coins are under Caria .
For me , Greek coins are the most beautiful , especially the coins from South Italy and Sicily . albert



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Whoops! I guess I had Thrace on my mind yesterday! Fixed the error, thanks Albert!

I have always liked the Thracian issues with Sol in profile, too!
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