AENUS ( AINOS ) SILVER DRACHM – RARE VARIETY OF HERMES PERPHERAIUS REVERSE TYPE – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK THRACE COIN (Inv. 15970)
THRACE. AENUS. Ca. 357-341 BC.
Silver drachm, 3.79 g, 16 mm.
Obv. Head of Hermes turned slightly right, wearing petasus.
Rev. AINI[ON], cult figure of Hermes Perpheraius standing on throne left, cantharus in left field.
BMC 23; May, Ainos, Its History and Coinage, group LXV, 440 (A268 / R unlisted).
Ex NAC K, 3/30/2000, lot 1253.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5, dark patina, a rare variety with the cantharus symbol; Hermes Perpheraios enthroned and seen in profile is a fascinating cultic type and one that appears regularly on the issues of Aenus.