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ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm
Rhodes. (13mm, 1.46 g). Gorgias, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to left; sun to right; GORGIAS above; all within incuse square. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, 147; SNG Keckman -; SNG Copenhagen -. Near EF, hairline flan crack.

ex CNG 184, Lot: 56.
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Album name:CGPCGP / Greek Coins: Asia Minor, the Middle East and Africa
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Date added:Mar 31, 2008
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Vespasian70  [Apr 27, 2008 at 03:13 PM]
I love this obverse. Radiant and beautiful.
*Alex  [May 03, 2008 at 11:59 AM]
Great coin!
yarlan  [Jun 17, 2008 at 02:09 PM]
What a marvellous style!
Tiathena  [Jun 18, 2008 at 10:26 AM]
I agree completely with all the above... Very lovely indeed!
Enodia  [Aug 22, 2008 at 04:06 AM]
nicely centered, the portrait is framed so beautifully.
Nikos K  [Dec 15, 2009 at 07:46 PM]
quite unusual style?very intriguing! I like the sun on reverse also
Noah  [Jan 10, 2010 at 01:59 AM]'ll be hard pressed to find one better
Jay GT4  [May 19, 2011 at 06:20 PM]
That's what I'm talking about!
maridvnvm  [May 19, 2011 at 06:52 PM]
Joe Sermarini  [May 21, 2011 at 11:43 AM]
Facing Helios is a great type and of course an inspiration for the Statue of Liberty. The reverse type is interesting because it returns to the incuse punch of centuries earlier. Even the ancients felt nostalgia for antiques. Nice coin.
Noah  [Jun 07, 2011 at 11:34 PM]
ooooo...that is a fetching coin!