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Islands off Caria, Rhodos, Rhodes, AR Drachm, Plinthophoric Coinage, struck c. 190-170 BC, SNG Berry Plate Coin

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Information: Plate coin in SNG Berry
Origin: Rhodes
Authority: stuck under Anaxidotos, magistrate
Denomination: AR Drachm
Composition: Silver
Date: circa 188-167 BC
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse: ΑΝΑΞΙΔΟΤΟΣ, Rose with bud; stem to right; serpent entwined around omphalos to left; to left and right, P-O; all within shallo incuse square;
Size: 16.45mm, 3.0g, 12h
Grade: aEF, well centred, slight flan crack on reverse at 12h, old cabinet tone
Provenance: Pedigreed: Illustrated in SNG Berry; from the Burton Y Berry Collection; ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 114, Part II (7 May 2019), Lot 1204; ex Gemni LLC Auction XI (12 January 2014), Lot 179
References: SNG Berry 1129 (this coin, illustrated); Jenkins Rhodian, Group B, 30; SNG Copenhagen 809-810; BMC Caria p. 253, 247-248; HGC 6, 1457; SGCV I 5063; SNG Keckman -
General: In antiquity, Rhodes was a city on the island of Rhodes, known for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
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