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Flowers on Ancient Coins

Rhodos, Caria, c. 1 - 25 A.D.

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Although the radiate heads on coins of Rhodes are usually Helios, the wreath of ivy indicates this is Dionysos. Teimostratos was the first official named on the bronze coinage struck at Rhodes after Actium. His title, Treasurer (TAMIA), is unusual. The officials that followed at Rhodes were identified as Legate (EPI) in the inscriptions.
GB86523. Bronze drachm, RPC I 2748; SNG Keckman 759; SNG Cop 888; Ashton Early 107; Lindgren 700; BMC Caria p. 264, 377, F, broad flan, near black patina, earthen deposits, reverse double struck, porous, weight 25.209 g, maximum diameter 35.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rhodes mint, c. 1 - 25 A.D.; obverse radiate head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; reverse Rose seen in profile, small bud on tendril on each side of stem, poppy to left of stem, stalk of grain to right of stem, PO∆IΩN (Rhodos) above, TA-MIA / TEI-MO/CTP-ATOY (treasurer Teimostratos) in three lines divided across field; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; $250.00 SALE PRICE $225.00


Lampsacus, Mysia, Memnon of Rhodes, 360 - 340 B.C.

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In Ashton Memnon, pp. 11-15, Ashton suggests that this rare Rhodian-like type chalkous was struck at Lampsacus by Memnon of Rhodes at a time when he controlled the city, and that the coins with ME specifically refer to him, while those inscribed EY and NI are possibly his subordinates.
GB86426. Bronze chalkous, Ashton Memnon 1; SNG Cop (Caria) 914, Imhoof-Blumer KM p. 167, 6; BMC Caria p. 221, 4; Waddington 2813, VF, dark green patina, a few tiny deposits, surface fissures, weight 0.715 g, maximum diameter 9.6 mm, die axis 0o, Lampsacus mint, time of Memnon, 360 - 340 B.C.; obverse radiate youthful head of Helios right head of Helios on rayed solar disk; reverse rose, bud left, M - E flanking across field below center; very rare, only 14 examples known to Ashton; $160.00 SALE PRICE $144.00


Ionia(?), c. 450 - 350 B.C.

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This type is apparently unpublished and we were unable to find another example. This rosette obverse type is known, paired with a variety of incuse punch reverses for this denomination. Those coins may be earlier issues from the same uncertain mint in Ionia.
GS75854. Silver tetartemorion, Apparently unpublished, VF, rough, weight 0.116 g, maximum diameter 4.8 mm, uncertain Ionian(?) mint, c. 450 - 350 B.C.; obverse rosette; reverse head of bull left; ex Failla Numismatics (2013); $60.00 SALE PRICE $54.00


Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II (Physcon), Second Reign, 145 - 116 B.C.

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Of all the Ptolemies, only Ptolemy VIII had a Year 41.
SH50529. Bronze obol, Svoronos 1632, SNG Cop 663, Weiser -, Noeske -, BMC Ptolemies -, VF, weight 8.539 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 0o, Paphos mint, 130 - 129 B.C.; obverse diademed bust of Zeus-Ammon right; reverse ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, eagle standing left, head left, wings closed, LMA (year 41) over lotus before; very rare; $50.00 SALE PRICE $45.00







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