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

1,250.00 AUD

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
Pedigreed:
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
Reference:
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 -
Special Information:
Plate coin in SNG Berry
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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