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93 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C., Pseudo-Rhodian Coinage; Silver drachm, Ashton Pseudo-Rhodian Mainland pp. 29 - 30, Larissa Hoard p. 241 (N. Greece), SNG Keckman 793 - 795 (Thessaly), SNG Cop suppl. 358 (Peraea Rodia), EF, rose toning on luster, uncertain Thessaly mint, weight 2.675g, maximum diameter 16.8mm, die axis 180o, magistrate Hermias, c. 171 - 170 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse ERMIAS (magistrate), rose, with bud right, I - W flanking stem

Ex: Forum (coin and picture)
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17 views11mm, c.205-188BC. Obv. Radiate Helios right, Rev. P-O to sides of rose with bud and shoot. BMC326 , SNG Keckman 611.
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35 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Perseus. 179-168 B.C. AR drachm (15 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h). ca. 171/0 B.C. Aristokrates, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose with bud to left; in left field, club; above, magistrate's name: [ΑΡΙ]ΣΤΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. R. J. H. Ashton, ""Clubs, Thunderbolts, Torches, Stars and Caducei: more Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms from Mainland Greece and the Islands,"" NC 162 (2002), 17 (A6/P5; this coin). Toned. Very fine.
Ex Naville V (18 June 1923), 2669. British Museum Duplicate, Ex: British Museum


The Pseudo-Rhodian drachms were struck, probably by the Macedonians under Perseus but possibly by the Romans, to pay for Mercenaries from Crete and Rhodes who would have been familiar with Rhodian coinage. The coins in the name of the magistrate Aristokrates with the club symbol in the field is the largest known individual issue of pseudo-Rhodian drachms from the Third Macedonian War, and used at least twenty-nine obverse dies.
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Hemidrachm 404-390 BC. AR 10mm. 1.6grm18 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm. 404-390 BC. 1.6Grm.
Obv. Head of Helios facing
Rev. P O Flanking rose within incuse square,
Ref. SNG Keck. 367 (Var)
Lee S
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Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 188 - 84 B.C.104 viewsSilver hemidrachm, cf. SNG Keckman 642 ff. (various magistrates and control symbols)Dexikrates, Fine/Fair, scratches, underweight (perhaps imitative), 0.905g, 13.0mm, 135o, Rhodos (Rhodes) mint, c. 188 - 84 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse rose with bud to right, P-O in fields, magistrates name above,ΔΕΞΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ, control symbol lower left, all within a shallow square incuse;7 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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31 viewsEGYPT, Antinoöpolis
PB Tessera (21mm, 5.05 g, 3 h)
Dated year 8 of an uncertain era
Draped bust of Antinous right, wearing hem-hem crown; L [H] flanking
Draped bust of Serapis-Helios right, wearing calathus; L H flanking
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) 6445; Köln 3579
Ardatirion
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0066 - Denarius Septimius Severus 210 AC12 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P XVIII COS III PP, Jupiter standing l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre; two children standing by him, l. and r.

Ag, 19.9mm, 2.77g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/240 [C] - RSC 540.
ex-Helios Numismatik, auction 1, lot 305 (ex-colln. F.Kovacs, lot 1833)
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00a Domitian as Caesar RIC 541338 viewsAR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
RIC 541 (R2). BMC 129 var. RSC 664. BNC 105 var.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 701. = Helios, ebay, 29 November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

This is an extremely rare denarius of Domitian as Caesar, the second earliest minted at Rome. Here the legend is clockwise, the much more common Domitian on horseback type has the legend anticlockwise. The reverse may allude to Domitian's participation in Vespasian and Titus' joint triumph where he rode a 'magnificent' steed. The obverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin from Oxford.

The early portrait on this one is quite outstanding.
18 commentsDavid Atherton
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0105 - Denarius Septimius Severus 205 AC10 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ PM TR P XIII COS III PP, Annona togate, standing l., holding grain ears and connucopia: modium with grain ears at feet.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.35 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC IV.I/198 [C] – BMCRE V/475
ex-Helios Numismatik – eBay, art. #270734396362
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03 04 Tiberius RPC I 362044 viewsTiberius, 14-37 A.D. AR Drachm. Caesarea-Eusebia Mint. (3.61 g, 19.8m, 0) Obv: TIBEPIOS KAISAP SEABASTOS, Laureate head right. Rev: QEOY SEBASTOY YIOS, Mount Argaeus surmounted by a statute of Helios holding orb in right and long scepter verticle in left. Ex Forvm. 1 commentsLucas H
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031 Hadrian Denarius 124-128 AD Nemesis-Victory standing Eastern Mint43 viewsReference.
Helios 8, lot 436; RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. (for rome mint RIC II 182)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, with slight drapery.

Rev. COS III
Nemesis-Victory standing right, crowning herself and holding long palm in other hand.

3.12 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.27.01, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios, 67 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.27.01, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios,
avers:- AV-K-Λ-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios (Sol) right, whip over left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,46g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.27.01, PB-1358, HM-929,
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09 - Hadrian Tetradrachm - Helios / Sol36 views
Ancient Roman Empire
Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Struck 129 - 131 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
rev: Radiate bust of Helios right, chlamys buckled over shoulder.
Regnal Year: Year 14 (129 - 131 AD) across fields.
1 commentsrexesq
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09 - Hadrian Tetradrachm - Helios / Sol16 views
Ancient Roman Empire
Emperor Hadrian (117 - 138 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Egypt. Struck 129 - 131 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed
rev: Radiate bust of Helios right, chlamys buckled over shoulder.
Regnal Year: Year 14 (129 - 131 AD) across fields.
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201a. JULIA DOMNA29 viewsLuna

In Greek mythology, Selene was an ancient lunar deity and the daughter of the titans Hyperion and Theia. She was identified with the Roman moon goddess, Luna.

Like most moon deities, Selene plays a fairly large role in her pantheon. However, Selene was eventually largely supplanted by Artemis, and Luna by Diana. In the collection known as the Homeric hymns, there is a Hymn to Selene (xxxii), paired with the hymn to Helios. Selene is described in Apollodorus 1.2.2; Hesiod's Theogony 371; Nonnius 48.581; Pausanias 5.1.4; and Strabo 14.1.6, among others.

The Roman goddess of the moon, Luna, had a temple on the Aventine Hill. It was built in the 6th century BC, but was destroyed in the Great Fire of Rome during Nero's reign. There was also a temple dedicated to Luna Noctiluca ("Luna that shines by night") on the Palatine Hill. There were festivals in honor of Luna on March 31, August 24 and August 28

JULIA DOMNA, - 217 AD. Antoninianus, Rome, 215 - 217 AD Bust, no crescent, right / Luna Lucifera in biga left. Rare. RIC 379.
1 commentsecoli
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2065 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Kenchrios riclining15 viewsReference. very rare
RPC 3, 2065; Type reference K 182; Helios 3, 29 April 2009, lot 375

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Rev. ΕΦΕСΙΩΝ, ΚΕΝΧΡΙΟС (in exergue)
River-god Kenchrios reclining, l., holding branch in his r. hand, cornucopia in his l., his l. arm on an inverted vase from which water flows.

11.45 gr
23 mm
12h
okidoki
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3083A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Drachm, Helios on Mt Argaeus10 viewsReference.
cf RPC III, 3083; cf S 262, cf Metcalf Conspectus 91a

Obv. AΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒ
Laureate head left

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.

2.81 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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3084 CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Drachm 128-138 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus69 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3084; Sydenham 262a; Metcalf Conspectus 91b

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in left.

3.20 gr
18 mm
6h

Note the Hare on base of Mt Argaeus
3 commentsokidoki
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3087 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus31 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3087; Metcalf 92a; Sydenham 263

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in left.

5.85 gr
22 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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3091 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3091; Metcalf 93b; Sydenham 266a.
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/3091/

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
laureate head of Hadrian, right, with drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ ( Issue. Hadrian Pater Patriae)
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing left, holding globe in right, sceptre in left.

Note.
Ex Classical Numismatic Group 49 (17 March 1999), lot 992.

6.42 gr
20 mm
6 h.
3 commentsokidoki
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3094 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3094; S 265, Metcalf Conspectus 94

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.; in the field, star, l. and crescent, r.

6.04 gr
21 mm
12h
okidoki
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3095 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus22 viewsReference. very rare
RPC 3, 3095 (Henseler coll.); Metcalf-; Sydenham, Caesarea -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r., sceptre in l.; in the field, star, l. and crescent, r.

6.54 gr
21 mm
12h
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3151B CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea Hadrian Triassarion Helios on Mt Argaeus23 viewsReference
RPC III, 3151B

Issue ΕΤ ΙΘ=Year 19

Obv. AYTo TPAI AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC
Laureate bust of Hadrian to right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. ΚΑΙ TωN ΠIΡ ΑΡΓΑΙω ΕΤ ΙΘ
Mt Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing l., holding globe in r. hand, sceptre in left

11.49 gr
24 mm
h
1 commentsokidoki
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3159 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 124 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus30 viewsReference.
Cohen -, cf. 457 (laureate and without aegis). Henseler -, cf. X29a var. (without aegis). RIC -. RPC III -, cf. 3158-9 (differing bust types). Sydenham -, cf. 290a (laureate and without aegis). An unpublished variety of a very rare type.

Issue Bronze with latin legends and Mount Argaeus as reverse design

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Radiate head of Hadrian to right, with aegis on his left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Mount Argaeus surmounted by statue of Sol-Helios, radiate, holding globe in his right hand and long scepter with his left.

4.81 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
From the Collection of Sir A. J. Evans, Ars Classica XVII, 3 October 1934, 1400.

While usually being attributed to Caesarea, the style of the very rare small bronzes of Hadrian with Latin legends showing the Mount Argaios is clearly that of Rome. It is generally believed that the Rome mint shipped its dies to the East in such cases to have the coins struck on the spot, but the fact that RPC records an obverse die match between an Argaios-semis and a regular Rome mint piece in Vienna with a modius on the reverse (RPC III 3159.3 resp. BMC p. 442*) strongly indicates that all semisses were struck in Rome. The emergence of a local motive on a Roman Imperial coin is, in any case, very unusual and the coins may have been struck to commemorate Hadrian's visit to Cappadocia in 124 or 130/1.
1 commentsokidoki
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3159 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 124 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3159/6; S —; RIC II, 428; BMC III, 441

Issue Bronze with latin legends and Mount Argaeus as reverse design

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Radiate head of Hadrian, right

Reverse inscription COS III
Mt Argaeus surmounted by helios standing l., holding globe in r. hand, sceptre in left

4.26 gr
20.46 mm
6h
okidoki
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501. CONSTANTINE I Siscia SOLI INVICTO COMIT14 viewsSol Invictus ("the undefeated Sun") or, more fully, Deus Sol Invictus ("the undefeated sun god") was a religious title applied to three distinct divinities during the later Roman Empire, El Gabal, Mithras, and Sol.

Unlike the earlier, agrarian cult of Sol Indiges ("the native sun" or "the invoked sun" - the etymology and meaning of the word "indiges" is disputed), the title Deus Sol Invictus was formed by analogy with the imperial titulature pius felix invictus ("dutiful, fortunate, unconquered").

A festival of the birth of the Unconquered Sun (or Dies Natalis Solis Invicti) was celebrated when the duration of daylight first begins to increase after the winter solstice,—the "rebirth" of the sun.

Christianity adopted some of the attributes of the Sol Invictus religion, as apparent in the first examples of Christian iconography, depicting Christ with solar attributes such as the radiated crown or, in a few instances, a solar chariot.

Sol Invictus had been adopted by the Church of Rome as evidenced by Christ as Apollo-Helios in a mausoleum discovered under St. Peter's Basilica and dated to 250[1], and, from the beginning of the third century, "Sun of Justice" was used as a title of Christ[2].

The date for Christmas may also bear a relation to the sun worship. According to the Syriac bishop Jacob Bar-Salibi, writing in the twelth century:

"It was a custom of the Pagans to celebrate on the same 25 December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity. In these solemnities and revelries the Christians also took part. Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnised on that day." (cited in "Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries", Ramsay MacMullen. Yale:1997, p155])
Christianity designated Sunday as the "Lord's Day" and the day of rest, rather than Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath.


CONSTANTINE I

RIC VII Siscia 32 R3

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5144 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 118-19 AD Helios13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5144 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio Pl. 66, 1380 (this coin); Emmett 852.3

Issue L Γ = year 3

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Γ
Radiate and draped bust of Helios, right

12.57 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
okidoki
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5500 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Helios18 viewsReference.
Köln –; Dattari (Savio) 1381; K&G 32.298; RPC III 5500; Emmett 852.9

Issue L ΕΝ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Radiate and draped bust right of Helios; wearing a paludamentum

13.38 gr
26 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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5737 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 129-30 AD Helios41 viewsReference.
Emmett 852.14; Köln 1002; Dattari 1384; Milne 1280; Curtis 429; RPC III, 5737

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L-IΔ date across field.
Radiate and draped bust right of Helios; wearing a paludamentum

13.28 gr
25 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki
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AE 12mm, 1.3grm. Rhodes. Ca. 205-188 BC.20 viewsAE 12mm, 1.3grm. Rhodes. Ca. 205-188 BC.
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. P-O flanking rose with bud on either side.
Ref. SNG Keckman 611
Lee S
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AE 19.7; Head of Helios r. / RODIWN, Head of Serapis r.5 viewsRhodos, Caria, Imperial times. 19.7mm, 3.51g. Head of Helios r. / RODIWN, Head of Serapis r. BMC 268, 408. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 28; Radiate head of Helios right/ R-O; Hibiscus flower with helmet and thunderbolt as buds36 viewsCaria, Rhodos, Helios / Rose, AE28. 28mm, 12.26. Ca. 88-87 B.C. Obv: radiate head of Helios right. Rev: P - O, hibiscus flower ("rose"), helmet in left, thunderbolt in right field as buds. BMC 320. SNG München 661. SNG Cop. 856. Ashton, Coinage 97 (A30/P96); SNG Keckman -. This coinage was struck during Mithradates VI's failed six-month siege of Rhodes in 88 B.C. Unable to produce enough silver for military expenditures, the Rhodians resorted to a fiduciary bronze coinage. Ex Numismatik Lanz & areich3 commentsPodiceps
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AE12mm, c.205-188BC. Obv. Radiate Helios right, Rev. P-O to sides of rose with bud and shoot.20 viewsAE12mm, c.205-188BC.
Obv. Radiate Helios right.
Rev. Rose on stem with tendril on each side, P-O flanking across field.
Ref. SNG Keckman 607 ff.; SNG Cop 858 f.; BMC Caria p. 259, 324 ff.
Ex. Forvm Ancient Coins.
Lee S
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AE17mm, c.43BC-96AD. Obv. Radiate Helios right, Rev. Nike holding wreath left, 13 viewsAE17mm, c.43BC-96AD. 2.4grm.
Obv. Radiate Helios right,
Rev. Nike holding wreath left, RODIWN to left, border of dots.
Ref. Webber 6763.
Lee S
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AEOLIS, Myrina5 viewsÆ11, 2.1g, 12h; 2nd-1st centuries BC.
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev.: MY-ΡI; Amphora.
Reference: SNG Cop 226
John Anthony
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Aeolis, Myrina, (c. 200-0 B.C.), SNG Cop 226, AE-12, MY/PI//--, Amphora, #1157 viewsAeolis, Myrina, (c. 200-0 B.C.), SNG Cop 226, AE-12, MY/PI//--, Amphora, #1
avers: Radiate head of Helios right, border of dots
reverse: MY-ΡI, Amphora.
exergue: MY/PI//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 2,02g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aeolis, Myrina, date: c. 200-0 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 226, Weber 5570, BMC 32, Lindgren I 412,
Q-001
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Aezanis, Phrygia; Head of Demos r./ Helios in quadriga; AE 2934 viewsAezanis, Phrygia, Time of Gallienus. Coin struck A.D. 250-270; AE 29mm, 12.28g; Diademed head of young Demos right, ΔHMOC AIZANΕITWN/ Helios standing in facing quadriga, holding sceptre and globe, EΠI IOV CEVHPEINOV APXI NEΩKOP. Sear Greek Imperial Coins 5060Podiceps
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Alexander Severus - Caesarea7 views224-225 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind; countermark - radiate head of Helios-Genius Argaeei
AV K CEOV__AΛEΞAN
Mount Argaeus agalma, wreath above
(MH)TPO__KAIC / ET Δ
Volume VI, № 6784, S 555; SM 556b corr.; countermark: GIC 12
Johny SYSEL
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ALFOLDI 053/- (UNLISTED) F13 BUST UNICUM34 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST: RADIATE, CUIRASSED AND DRAPED BUST SEEN FROM FRONT WITH SPEAR IN RIGHT HAND AND SHIELD SEEN FROM INNER SIDE (F13 IN BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.49g / AXIS: 5h / WIDTH 21,5-22mm
RIC 718 VAR. (F13 BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 053/- (UNLISTED WITH F13 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 223
UNICUM
EX HELIOS 2 LOT 421 / EX JACQUIER 39 LOT 623 / EX CGB LIVE AUCTION DECEMBER 2015
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Anchor234 viewsSyria, Seleucid Kingdom. AE-17 mm, 4.47 grs. AV: Head of Helios(?) to right. RV: Apollo(?) to left, altar behind, traces of legend. Circular CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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Ancients: CARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 250-200 BC. AR didrachm (20mm, 12h)6 viewsCARIAN ISLANDS. Rhodes. Ca. 250-200 BC. AR didrachm (20mm, 12h). NGC Choice XF. Timotheus, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly right, hair parted in center and swept to either side / ΤΙΜΟΘΕΟΣ, rose with single bud on tendril to right; herm left to left, P-O flanking stem, dotted border, all in incuse circle. HGC 6, 1439. Ashton 209.1 commentsMark R1
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Antiochos VI Dionysos - drachm21 viewsHead of Antiochos VI right, diademed, radiate as Helios
[BAΣIΛEΩΣ] / ANTIOXOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΔIONYΣOY , naked Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and resting on bow. Between his feet : K ; in field to left grapes.
Ginolerhino
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Antoninus Pius - Caesarea Cappadocia4 viewsAR Didrachm
139 AD
laureate head right
ANTΩNEINOC__CEBACTOC
Mount Argaeus, statue of Helios on top, holding globe and scepter, star below
YΠAT B ΠAT ΠATP
Sydenham 301c var. (reverse legend); Metcalf 124b
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius Didrachm Caesarea40 viewsAntoninus Pius, Silver Didrachm, Caesarea (Capadoccia) 138 - 161 AD, Struck 139 AD, 5.2g, Metcalf 124, Sydenham 301,
OBV: AYTOKP ANTWNEI-NOC CEBACTOC, Laureated bust of Antonius Pius right
REV: YPAT B PAT PATR, Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios holding globe and scepter
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius Didrachm, Caesaria, Cappadocia, 139 AD85 viewsANTWNEINOC CEBACTOC
Laureate bust, right
YPAT B PAT PATR
Mt. Argaeus with nude figure of Helios at summit holding scepter and globe
Ex. star
Sydenham, Caesarea 301c var.; Metcalf, Caesarea 124b.
5.51 g
1 commentswhitetd49
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Antonius Pius AR Didrachm Syd 301c var, Mt. Argaeus46 viewsOBV: ANTWNEI-NOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right
REV: YPAT B PAT PATR, Helios, holding globe and sceptre, standing atop Mt. Argaeus; * in exergue


Minted at Caesaria, Cappadocia, 139 AD
Legatus
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ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 90-50 BC.137 viewsAR Triobol (15mm, 1.84 g, 11h). Xenophilos, magistrate. Forepart of wolf at bay right / Large A; XENO - F - I - L - OU around, facing head of Helios below crossbar; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1179-81 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 51. VF, toned, a few deposits.

CNG 198, lot 97.
5 commentsCGPCGP
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Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios, rose with bud 10 viewsRhodes, 88-84 BC
Asia Minor, Caria
AR Drachm, magistrate Nikephoros
‘Plinthophoric’ coinage (‘plinthophoric’ for the square incuse around the reverse type)
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios right
Rev.: Rose with bud to right; NIKHΦOPOΣ above, hand holding grain ear to lower right, P-O
Ag, 2.11g, 14mm
Ref.: Jenkins, Rhodian, Group E, 249; HGC 6, 1461
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios, rose, winged thunderbold18 viewsRhodes, 304-166 BC
Asia Minor, Caria
AR Drachm, magistrate Stasion
Obv.: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: ΣΤΑΣIΩΝ, P - O, Rose with bud right, winged thunderbolt in field left.
Ag, 2.75g, 14mm
Ref.: "Neue Beiträge zur antiken Münzkunde aus schweizerischen öffentlichen und privaten Sammlungen", p. 63, no. 59, RSN 30 (1945) p. 1-103. (1 specimen cited).
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 19, Lot 269
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Carian Islands89 viewsObv: No legend, radiate head of Helios facing right.

Rev: P - O on either side of a rose with bud to right, magistrate's name: NIKHΦOPO above, all within an incuse square.

Silver Drachm, Rhodos mint, c. 88 - 84 BC

2.3 grams, 16 mm, 0°

GCV 5063 (var.)
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Philadelphia, Plotina13 viewsPlotina
Lydia, Philadelphia
AE 19
Obv.: ΠΛΩΤΕΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ, draped bust of Plotina right
Rev.: ΦI/ΛAΔE/ΛΦE/ΩN within wreath
AE, 4.71 g, 19 mm
Ref.: BMC 70, SNG Cop. 382, BMC 68, SNG München 421
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sardeis, Germanicus15 viewsGermanicus
Lydia, Sardeis
AE 16
Obv.: [ΓEΡM]ANIK[OΣ] KAIΣ[AΡ], Bare head left
Rev.: ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ / ΜΝΑ−ΣΕΑΣ, Athena standing left, holding phiale
AE, 3.33g, 16 mm
Ref.: RPC 2993
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos?, Tetartemorion10 viewsAsia Minor uncertain
Kyzikos, Mysia ??
AR Tetartemorion, 510-480 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar? right
Rev.: incuse punch
Ag, 0.14g, 5mm
Ref.: -
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Pisidia27 viewsObv: No legend, Gorgoneion facing with long hair, resembling Apollo or Helios, no tongue protruding.

Rev: Head of Athena facing right, wearing a crested helmet, an astragalos* behind.

Note: An astragalos was a gaming piece made from the knuckle bone of a sheep or a goat. It was used in antiquity for divination and games in a manner similar to dice.

Silver Trihemiobol, Selge mint, 3rd Century BC

0.89 grams, 10.5 mm, 45°

GCV 5478
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 138/7 BC4 viewsbs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
33mm 16.87gm Thompson issue 27
Thompson catalogue : 288a
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora on
which month mark Α control ΗΡ in LF
LF - ΓΛΑΥ RF - ΕΧΕ
2 magistrates
RF symbol : Radiate facing bust of Helios
All within a surrounding olive wreath
cicerokid
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Bactria, Kingdom of Kushans, Kanishka I, Göbl 766 cf.56 viewsKanishka I, AD 127-151
AE 22
obv. BACILEVC BACI - LEWN KANHiKOV (i should be read like sh as in Kushan)
Kanishka, bearded, wearing heavy Kushan cloak and trousers, long boots and
high hat, stg. facing, holding standard in l. hand and sacrificing with r. hand
over altar; from his shoulders emanating flames; club at feet r.(?)
rev. HLIOC
Helios, nimbate, stg. l., r. had hand raised in salvation gestus (Greek style)
left before monogram (tamgha) of Kanishka
cf. Göbl 766 (has HILOC in legend)
rare, good F/VF

Kanishka I was a very important ruler in South-East-Asia. While in his early years he was an adherent of syncretistic religions he later established Buddhism in his empire and became a crucial founder.
This type belongs to Kanishka's earlier years, because the legends are Greek. Later issues have legends in Kushan. Tamgha first was a brand for cattle, later it became a symbol for the nomadic clans too.
Jochen
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BCC L334 viewsLead Oil Lamp
Hollow Cast Miniature
Central disc with facing portrait (Helios
or Medusa?) Remnants of handle.
Though it seems that the lamp
could have been functional, there is
no evidence of carbon on the object,
as far as I can tell. Weight: 16.10gm.
38.5mm.x20.0mm.x10.0mm.
v-drome
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Caria - Rhodes26 viewsAR Diobol
c.230-205 BC
O - Radiate head of Helios right
R - P O, two rose buds with symbol between
cf SNG Kayhan 916-7
1 commentsmauseus
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Caria Rhodes 167-88 BC5 viewsCaria Rhodes 167-88 BC

Obverse. Radiate head of Helios right

Reverse. rose with bud,palm branch on right

11mm 1.07 Grams
Macedonian Warrior
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Caria Rhodes AR Drachm circa 166-188 BC 2.65g29 viewsHead of Helios to right radiate.Rev shallow incuse square within which PO rose with budding branch, on either side,magistrates name above,symbol at right headdress of Isis left.Grant H
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Caria, Rhodes AR Plinthophoric Drachm30 viewsMagistrate Antigenes circa 190-170 BC.
Obv: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΓΕΝΗΣ, Rose with bud, prow in left field.
Jenkins 1989, 17; BMC 249; HGC 6, 1457. 2.50g, 15mm,
1 commentsancientone
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Caria, Rhodes, Drachm, (similar to) SNG Copenhagen 83642 viewsRhodes, Drachm, 166-88 B.C. AR, 1.98g 14mm, (similar to) SNG Copenhagen 836
O: Radiate head Helios right
R: Rose with stalk on either side; (off flan: magistrate’s name) above; in field P-O; all within incuse square
1 commentscasata137ec
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Caria, Rhodes. AE1817 viewsObv: PODI WN. Radiate bust of Helios? right.
Rev: PODIWN, radiate bust of Serapis right
ancientone
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Caria, Rhodes. Commodus AE16, radiate head of Helios.31 viewsCommodus, AE16 of Rhodos, Caria. 177-192 AD.
Obv: RODIWN, radiate head of Commodus r.
Rev: RODIWN, radiate head of Helios r.
BMC 422; SNG Cop 912; SNG Keckman 1, 788-790; SNG Tuebingen 3612.
ancientone
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Caria, Rhodes. Pseudo-autonomous. Ae15 (1st century AD).16 viewsObv: Radiate and draped bust of Helios right.
Rev: POΔIΩN. Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm branch.
BMC 389 var. (with acrostolium; ethnikon).
1.97 gm. 15 mm.
ancientone
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Caria, Rhodos, Ashton 28859 viewsstruck c.205-188 BC
AR - drachm, 2.50g, 14.83mm
obv. Head of Helios, slightly r.
rev. Rose blossom, above GORGOS (magistrate), beneath R - O
in l. field bow in bow-case
ref. Ashton 288; SNG Helsinki 582; SNG Copenhagen 783
VF, uncleaned, some earthen deposits

The similarity with Alexander is striking. Even his anastole is present. For more information about Helios look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
1 commentsJochen
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Caria, Rhodos, Helios / Rose, AE2833 views28mm, 12.26 g

ca. 88-87 BC

obv: radiate head of Helios right
rev: P - O, Rose with rosebud left, helmet in left, thunderbolt in right field

BMC 320. SNG München 661. SNG Cop. 856

ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
areich
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Caria, Satraps26 viewsMaussolos. 377/6-353/2 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.18 gm). Facing laureate head of Apollo Helios. / Zeus Laubraundos stdg. r. holding labrys (double axe) & scepter. MAYΣΣΩΛΛO, small Π below elbow.  nEF.   CNG 76/1 746. Ex Peus 392 (4 May 2007) #4348. Traité II 93 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock 2360; SNG Munich 3. cf SNG Cop 590 1 commentsChristian T
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Caria, Satraps. Halicarnassus.27 viewsCaria, Satraps. Halicarnassus. 1st C. BC. AR Drachm (4.39 gm). Head of Apollo Helios slightly r. / Helmeted head r. of Athena w/ aegis. ΜΣΧΙΩΝ - ΑΛΙΚΑΡΝΑΣΣΕΩΝ. aEF.
Ex-Gemini Auction III#195 (9 Jun 2007). SNG Kayhan 762 (same rev. die). Cf SNG Cop 361.
1 commentsChristian T
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Caria, Satraps. Hidreos10 viewsHidreos, Satraps. 351-344 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.12 gm). Facing head of Apollo Helios. / Zeus Laubraundos stdg. r. holding labrys (double axe) & scepter, E by feet. ΙΔΡIEΩΣ EF.  Pegasi Auct. 12 #175. SNG Cop Supp. 340; SNG v Aulock 8046, 2366v; SNG Kayhan 880; Traite 100 plate XC #8; BMC1. Christian T
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Caria,Rhodes. AR didrachm29 viewsSNG Keckman 477 / 305-275 BC
obv: head of Helios facing slightly r.
rev: rose,bud to r., to l. thunderbolt.
1 commentshill132
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Caria-Rhodes; 125-88 BC40 viewsAR-Hemidrachm
"Plinthophoric" Coinage
Obv: Radiate head of Helios, 3/4 facing right.
Rev: Rhodian rose - P, Isis crown at left; O, budding branch at right,
Magistrate above: TIMOKPAT(HΣ), all within incuse square.
Size: 13.34 mm;1.44 gm
Ref: BMC Caria,Rhodes, Vol.18,Pg.256,No.291-308 var.
Sear GCV ????
Jenkins, Rhodian Group D, 120; SNG Keckman 669 var.
3 commentsBrian L
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CARIA. Rhodos, Rhodes157 viewsISLANDS off CARIA. Rhodos, Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 1.25 gm). Magistrate Melantas. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose; MELANTAS above, grape bunch to right; all within incuse square. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, Series 98; cf. SNG Helsinki 668; SNG Copenhagen -. Near EF. Ex-CNG(295) B127V1272 commentsecoli73
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Carian Islands, Rhodes17 viewsSear 5074 var., SNG Copenhagen 750-751 & 858-9, SNG Helsinki 384-392 var., SNG Keckman 384-421, SNG von Aulock 2796-2797 var., BMC Caria pg. 238-239, 74ff var., Laffaille 503 var.

AE 10, circa 350-300 B.C.

Obv: Diademed head of Rhodos right, hair rolled.

Rev: P-O in lower field, rose with bud to the right, H to the left.

In 408 B.C., the cities on the island of Rhodes united to form one territory and built the city of Rhodes, as their new capital on the northern end of the island. The Peloponnesian War had so weakened the entire Greek culture that it lay open to invasion. In 357 B.C., the island was conquered by the king Mausolus of Caria, then it fell to the Persians in 340 B.C., and in 332 B.C. became part of the empire of Alexander the Great. Following the death of Alexander, his generals vied for control of his empire. Rhodes formed strong commercial and cultural ties with the Ptolemies of Egypt, and together formed the Rhodo-Egyptian alliance that controlled trade throughout the Aegean in the 3rd century B.C. The city developed into a maritime, commercial and cultural center, and its coins circulated nearly everywhere in the Mediterranean. In 305 B.C, Antigonus directed his son, Demetrius, to besiege Rhodes in an attempt to break its alliance with Egypt. Demetrius created huge siege engines, but despite this engagement, in 304 B.C., he relented and signed a peace agreement, leaving behind a huge store of military equipment. The Rhodians sold the equipment and used the money to erect a statue of their sun god, Helios, which became known as the Colossus of Rhodes.

In Greek mythology, Rhodos was the goddess of the island of Rhodes and wife of Helios. She was the daughter of Aphrodite and Poseidon.
Stkp
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Carian Islands, Rhodes27 viewsRhodes 88-85 BC. AR Drachm (3.36 gm) Plinthophoric standard. Radiate head of Apollo Helios r. / P-O flanking rose in bloom, caduceus to l. ΚΑΛΛΙΞΕΙΝΟΟΣ (magistrate Kaleizenos). EF.  
HGC 6 #1461; Jenkins 1989 Group E #244; SNG Cop 819; SNG Helsinki 684.
1 commentsChristian T
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Carian Islands, Rhodes9 viewsRhodes. 170-150 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.21 gm) Plinthophoric standard. Radiate head of Apollo Helios, 3/4 to r. / Rose upright in bloom, P-O flanking, club and T to l., APTEMΩN magistrate Artemon below. VF.
HGC 6 #1462 (S); Jenkins 1989 Group B #44 cf #37-55; SNG Cop 842; SNG Helsinki 654-6.
Christian T
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Carian Islands, Rhodes11 viewsRhodes 205-190 BC. AR Drachm (2.71 gm) Reduced Rhodian standard. Radiate head of Apollo Helios, 3/4 to r. / Rose with one large upright bud in bloom, bow case l., P-O. Magistrate ΓΟΡΓΟΣ (Gorgos) above. EF.
CNG coin store. BMC 164ff; HGC 6 #1453; SNG Helsinki 582ff; SNG Cop 783. Ashton 2001 288.
Christian T
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Carian Islands, Rhodes9 viewsRhodes 250-230 BC. AR Didrachm (6.67 gm) Rhodian stdd.  Radiate head of Apollo Helios, 3/4 to r. / Rose upright in bloom, P-O flanking stem, bud to r., Phrygian helmet to l., and EΡAΣIKΛHΣ (magistrate Herasikles) above VF. 
HGC 6 #1439; Ashton, RN 1988 Colossus pl. 17 #54, 2001 Series 4 #207; SNG Helsinki 536; BMC Caria pg. 235, 47; SNG Cop 738; SNG von Aulock 2806
Christian T
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CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 125-88 BC76 viewsHemidrachm, 13mm, 1.32g

O. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
R. Rose with bud to left; ANTAIOΣ above, P-O flanking rose, grape bunch to lower right; all within incuse square.

Jenkins group D, 86; HGC 6, 1463; SNG Keckman 664 var. (control), Karl 604 var. (obv. type); SNG von Aulock 8194 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 292 var. (same); SNG München -.

Plinthophoric issue. Antaios, magistrate. Rare symbol for this issue.

Ex Sayles and Lavender
Ex Triton XII
4 commentsAZRobbo
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CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 230-205 BC78 viewsDidrachm, 20mm, 6.75g

O. Radiate hd of Helios 3/4 facing r.
R. Rose with bud to right, MNAΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ; above, P-O flanking stem; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.

Karl 475, BMC 143, Ashton 208, SNG von Aulock 2807, SNG Copenhagen 765

Ex Washington Numismatic Gallery
3 commentsAZRobbo
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Carian Islands, Rhodes, Hemidrachm 304 - 167 B.C.31 viewsObv, Head of Helios three quarter face to the right, hair loose. Rev, Rose, with bud on right. P - O in lower field.
B.M.C. 18. 247, 189-91
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Carian Islands, Rhodos c. 88-43 BC168 viewsSilver trihemidrachm, 19mm, 4.15g, Nice EF
Radiate head Helios 3/4 right / Rose as viewed from above, magistrate ΛEΩN, wreath, all within circle of dots.
Ashton, NC 1997, 273 (A90/P265) (this coin)
Sear 5069v; BMC Caria, pg 260, #335v; SNG Cop 869v; SNG Von Aulock 2838v
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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CARION ISLANDS, RHODES AR Hemidrachm Sear 5065v, Rose30 viewsOBV: Radiate head of Helios 3/4 facing
REV: Rose with magistrates name above, caduceous left all within uncuse square
1.6g; 12mm

Minted at Rhodes, 167-88 BC
1 commentsLegatus
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Cilicia (Tarsos?) - AR tetartemorion10 viewsuncertain satrap
400-350 BC
king with bow and dagger right
head of Hermes left, wearing petasos
Troxell & Kagan –; SNG France –; SNG Levante –; cf. CNG EA, 295, 263., Helios Numismatik, Auktion 5, 25. Juni 2010, Nr. 110.
ex Lanz 151-512, ex Pecunem 23-447, ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Cilicia, Incertum, obol20 views9mm, 0.57g
obv:facing head (of Helios?) in dotted circle
rev: head of Aphrodite (?) left, wearing stephane
(SNG France 236)
areich
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Cilicia, Seleukeia ad Calycadnum. AE18. Athena/Helios71 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena r. with shield and spear.
Rev: Bust of Helios ? r. / SELEYKEWN EPI DHMIORGOY DHMH.

SNG LEVANTE 0702(1)
ancientone
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Cilicia, Tarsos, civic-issue ANG BN 1333-133434 viewsAE 21, 6.54g
struck 1st century BC
obv. Bust of the city-goddess (Tyche), veiled and turreted, r.,
on the face c/m in the shape of a male radiate head (Helios?) in circular incus.
rev. Pyre of Sandan in pyramidal shape, crowned by an eagle with spread wings, stg. r. on a small round base; within cult statue of Sandan wearing polos and holding double axe, stg. r. on a winged and horned lion, r. hand raised; besides l. and r. a baetylus; altogether on a round base decorated with garlandes.
in the r. field from top TAR[C]EWN
in the l. field from top AR / AR / DI / Q
Ref.: SNG BN 1333-1334; Sear GIC 5672
about VF, slight roughness

For more informations please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
Jochen
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Commodus * Mt. Argaeus & Helios * Cappadocia, Caesarea * AR Didrachm155 views
Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus – 177-192 AD

Obv: Commodus, Laureate bust, right facing. Legend: AY M AYP KOMO ANT (omega)NEINOC CE
Rev: Mt. Argaeus, surmounted by Helios, holding globe in right hand, scepter in left hand. Legend: Y (Pi)ATOC (Gamma) (Pi)AT (Pi)AT

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Caesarea
Struck: COS III 181-182 AD.

Size: ca. 20 mm.
Weight: ca. 4.0 grams
Die axis: 0 degs.

Condition: Beautiful, clear, bright & very lustrous

Refs:*
Metcalf 146c
Sydenham 370a
SNG Copenhagen 250

5 commentsTiathena
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Commodus, 177-192 AD. AE18mm, 4.3grm19 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE18mm, 4.3grm
Obv. RODIWN, radiate head of Commodus right
Rev. RODIWN, radiate head of Helios right.
Ref. BMC 422; SNG Cop 912; SNG Keckman 1, 788-790; SNG Tuebingen 3612
Lee S
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Commodus, Rhodos, Caria, Helios, AE1639 viewsCOMMODUS (177 - 192)
AE16, 4.15g
obv: ROΔ - IΩN; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
obv: ROΔ - IΩN; radiate and draped bust of Helios right

BMC 422. SNG Keckman 789. SNG Cop. 912. SNG Tübingen 3612.

ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
areich
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Corinthian Stater164 viewsCorinth --AR Stater (8.52gm). 345-307bc. Head of Athena lt., wearing Corinthian helm, head of Helios behind. / Pegasus flying lt., koppa beneath. BMC Corinth, 253. 5 commentsfeatherz
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Countermark (Helios) on Elagabalus --AE 37, Cappadocia. Struck 219 AD. 327 viewsRadiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, with aegis on chest; c/m radiate head of helios right / Mt. Argaeus; on summit, nude figure holding globe and sceptre; in field, star and crescent; before mountain, tetrastyle temple; on each side, an agonistic urn. Sydenham 520b; SNG von Aulock 6499; c/m: Howgego 12. (featherz)featherz
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Cr. 468/1, Julius Caesar, Venus, captives25 viewsJulius Caesar
AR Denarius, 46/45 BC
Military mint travelling with Caesar in Spain
Obv.: Diademed head of Venus right, Cupid behind shoulder
Rev.: Trophy with oval shields between female and male seated captives, CAESAR in exergue
Ag, 3.90g, 18mm
Ref.: BMC 89, Crawf. 468/1, Syd. 1014
Ex Helios Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi
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Dependency of Island of Rhodes off Caria AR Hemidrachm 13mm 1.58g ca 3rd century BC.87 viewsO: Hd Helios facing 3/4 r.
R: Rose with bud to r., grape bunch + L to l., uncertain magistrate above.
Unlisted in Sear, SNG Cop or online references. _4001
Antonivs Protti
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Diobol, Rhodos, Caria, 188 - 84 B.C. AR10mm15 viewsObv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. reverse rose with bud to left and right; P-O flanking across field. No symbol.
Ref SNG Keckman 700
( Ex. Forvm Ancient Coins )
Lee S
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Diobol, Rhodos, Caria, 188 - 84 B.C. AR11mm40 viewsDiobol, Rhodos, Caria, 188 - 84 B.C.
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. Rose with budding branch left, grain ear (control symbol) right, P-O across fields, border of large dots.
Ref. SNGvA 2833; BMC Caria p. 258, 311 (trihemiobol); SNG Keckman 693 ff. var (various control symbols)
Ex. Forum ancient coins.
1 commentsLee S
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Diobol. Circa 188-84 B.C. AR 20 viewsRhodos. Circa 188-84 B.C. AR Diobol/Hemidrachm, 11mm, 1.0g. Radiate head of Helios right / Hibiscus with bud to left; palm to right; all within beaded circle. SNG Keckman 699; SNG Copenhagen -.2 commentsPodiceps
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Diobol; AR 11, Helios/ Hibiscus with bud & hook21 viewsRhodos diobol. 11mm, 0.75g, edge slightly chipped. circa 188-84 B.C. Radiate head of Helios right / Hibiscus with bud to left; hook to right; all within beaded circle. Ex areich, photo credit areich1 commentsPodiceps
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Diocaesarea, Cilicia6 viewsObv: Laureate head right
Rev: Helios, holding whip, driving galloping quadriga right.
16.90g, 30mm

SNG France –; SNG Levante –; SNG Levante Supp. –; Staffieri –; Lindgren III 817
klausklage
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Domitian RIC-572105 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 572 (C3). BMC 115. RSC 235. BNC 114.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, group lot 806. Ex Helios, November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

A common type from a common issue - however, the portrait is stylistically quite well done. Do not think for a moment this is how Domitian appeared in reality! The portraits of Domitian after the mint overhaul earlier in the reign became quite idealised. Those of 88 AD contain some of the finest examples of this style.

Well centred with plenty of eye appeal.
8 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-59995 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
RIC 599 (C2). BMC 134. RSC 78. BNC 122.
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-659112 viewsAR Denarius, 3.48g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her l. side (M3)
RIC 659 (R). BMC 149. RSC 245. BNC 140.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 729. Purchased from Helios, ebay, October 2010. Ex A. Lynn Collection.

A fairly rare imperial acclamation from the second issue of denarii dated 88-89. All the coins from this issue are quite scarce.

A wonderful, regal looking portrait. Lovely in hand.

8 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian, 81 - 96 AD32 viewsObv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ГЄPM, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: ЄTO - IГ (Reginal year 13), Mt. Argaeus surmounted by a statue of Helios.

Silver Didrachm, Cappadocia, Caesarea, 93 - 94 AD

6.7 grams, 19.92 mm, 180°

RPC 1672, Metcalf 26, Syd. 128
SPQR Matt
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Drachm 167-88 B.C.23 viewsCarian Islands. Rhodos c. 167-84 B.C. Drachm, 1,65 g. Rad. head of Helios right, Rev: P-O, either side of Rhodian hibiscus with bud on right; above magistrate's name MAHE; all within shallow incuse square. Sear GCV II: 5063 var., SNG Keckman I 686.Podiceps
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Drachm, Ca. 200-168 B.C. Helios/ Hibiscus; ΣΤΡΑΤΩΝ8 viewsRhodos, Caria, drachm ca. 200 - 168 BC. 15mm, 2.57g. Obverse: radiate head of Helios facing slightly to the right. Reverse: ΣΤΡΑΤΩΝ above hibiscus, grape to right. Ashton, NC 148, 1988, p.24 ( - / P 39). ex Numismatik Lanz, ex Gorny & Mosch, Auction 169. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Dyrrhachium drachm, ΦΙΛΩΝ/ ΔYP- ME − ΝΙ. – ΣΚΟΥ, Ceka 43830 viewsIllyria, Dyrrhachium, 200 - 30 B.C. AR Drachm. Obv: ΦΙΛΩΝ, Cow standing left suckling calf, but of Helios above. Rx: ΔYP- ME − ΝΙ. – ΣΚΟΥ, Double stellate pattern within square. As SNGCop492 but Helios instead of Isis. Ceka 438.Podiceps
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EB0068 Helios / Rose7 viewsRhodes, CARIA, AR Didrachm, c.250-229 BC.
Obverse: Helios Radiate Head Three Quarter Face.
Reverse: MNAΣIMAXOΣ above, P O below, Rose on its stem, with a button on the right; in the field, left, Athena Niképhore standing left.
References: Pz. 2704, Delpierre 2764, SNG Cop.765, BMC 143.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 6.495g.
Ex: Ariagno Collection.
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EB0069 Helios / Rose5 viewsRhodes, CARIA, AR drachm, ca. 205-188 BC.
Obverse: Helios facing (not radiate).
Reverse: Rose, double-strike, illegible.
References: Cf. SNG Hel 588.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.286g.
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EB0070 Helios / Rose6 viewsRhodes-Peraia, Caria. AR drachm, 175-170 BC.
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Reverse: Z-Ω EΡMIAΣ, rose with bud on the right.
References: SNG Keckman 793; Price, Larissa 1968 Hoard, 247.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.685g.
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EB0270 Helios / Rose2 viewsCaria, Rhodes, AE 12.
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right.
Reverse: ΡO&-O Rose.
References: -.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.446g.
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EB0642 Philip I / Helios13 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 AD, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 (244/5).
Obverse: A K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EV CEB, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Helios head right; L-B.
References: Milne 3526.
Diameter: 23mm Weight: 12.85g
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EB0700 Antoninus Pius / Mount Argueus8 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AR drm..
Obverse: AVTOKR ANTWNEINOC CEBACTOC, bare head right.
Reverse: VΠATOC B, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by standing figure of Helios, holding globe and sceptre.
References: Sydenham-Malloy 299, Metcalf 120a.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.441g.
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Elagabalus - Tripolis5 views220-221 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M AΥΡ__ANTWNINOC
lighted altar of Zeus Hagios within tetrastyle temple; on the left side Helios standing half right, rising hand; on the right side Selene standing half left rising hand, holding cornucopia; star over crescent in pediment, steps below
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SNG Copenhagen 292; BMC 114
ex Münz Zentrum Rheinland
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Elagabalus from Cappadocia75 viewsElagabalus --AE 37, Cappadocia. Struck 219 AD. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, with aegis on chest; c/m radiate head of helios right / Mt. Argaeus; on summit, nude figure holding globe and sceptre; in field, star and crescent; before mountain, tetrastyle temple; on each side, an agonistic urn. Sydenham 520b; SNG von Aulock 6499; c/m: Howgego 12. featherz
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Emmett 1530 - Antoninus Pius drachm alexandria Zodiac Helios (Sun) in Leo50 viewsEGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ Drachm (34mm, 26.86 g, 1h). Dated RY 8 (AD 144/5). Laureate head right / Head of Helios right and star above lion (Leo) springing right; L H (date) below. Köln 1495-6; Dattari (Savio) -; K&G 35.278. Near VF, brown surfaces.
Alexandria saw an immense output of coinage during the eighth year of Antoninus Pius. The Zodiac drachms, unique mythological types and a host of issues for the nomes appeared that year. One explanation for this activity centers on the celebration of the renewal of the Great Sothic Cycle, the point when the star Sothis (Sirius) rises on the same point on the horizon as the sun. This cycle of 1461 years began again in AD 139, and apparently prompted a renewal in the ancient Egyptian religion, and its connections with the Greco-Roman Pantheon.
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Emmett 2393 - Lucius Verus drachm, bust of Helios and Selene27 viewsmattpat
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Epidamnos,Dyrrhachium51 viewsEpidamnos,Dyrrhachium,Illyria After 229 b.c
Silver Drachm

Obverse:FILOTAS;Cow standing right, looking back at calf which is suckles;Head of Helios up; owl right.
Reverse:DYP ZW PYROY;around square containing double stellate pattern

18.34mm 3.28gm

SEAR GCV 1 page 187 var ,CEKA 451
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FIDEM MILITVM - REVERSE TYPE UNLISTED IN ALFOLDI10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILITVM (The standards; shields and bucina)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA
WEIGHT 3.99g / AXIS: 7h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: Unlisted
ALFOLDI: Unlisted
This coin in illustrated and was first published by Ph. Gysen, Antoniniani avec revers exceptionnel pour Probus, BCEN 35/2 (1998), 43-47, Fig. 4; see also article by Johan van Heesch "Deux aureliani exceptionnels de Probus", Revue Belge de Numismatique, Vol. CXXVI (1980), p. 97-101, where the same reverse is illustrated but with MILITVM FIDES legend and no mintmarks.

COLLECTION NO. 1428

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung H. Grün, Auktion 20 (1997) Lot 1130.

One of only 3 known specimens in the world with this extraordinary reverse and the FIDES MILITVM LEGEND (the other being in M. Vosper collection = ex Gysen collection = ex Jacquier auction 45 lot 1537 = ex NAC auction 8 (1995) lot 921 and CNG auction 85 lot 1137). There are 3 additional similar specimens known with the same reverse type but with MILITVM FIDES legend and no mintmarks (one in British Museum, one in Vienna - both examples illustrated in the above article by Johan van Heesch and one in M. Vosper collection = ex Helios Numismatic Auction 7 lot 897).

A coin of the highest rarity and numismatic interest. A true gem and highlight of my Probus collection!
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Gades, Hispania, Quarter calco, 2nd century bc31 views Obv. Face of helios
Rev. Two tunny swimming left
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Galilaea, Sepphoris; Antonius Pius6 viewsJUDAEA, Sepphoris (Diocaesarea). Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ (12mm, 1.67 g, 12h). Laureate head right / Radiate and draped bust right of Helios. RPC IV Online –; Rosenberger 10; Sofaer 12.ecoli
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Gallienus - Bronze tetradrachm from Alexandria41 viewsAVT. K. Π. ΛIK. ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB. , draped, cuirassed and laureate bust right
Reverse : Bust of Helios, the Sun-God, wearing the chlamys of charioteers. L I/A : year 11 (263-4).
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Gordian III, 238-244, Cappadocia-Caesarea. AE25mm. 9.1g.27 viewsGordian III, 238-244, Cappadocia-Caesarea.
Obv. V K M ANT GORDIANOC Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Countermark of Radiate Helios.
Rev. MHTPO KAIC B N Mount Argaeus on altar inscribed ENT. ETA in exergue.
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Gordian III, Hadrianopolis, Helios, AE2553 viewsAE25, 8.1g
obv: AVT KM ANT ΓOPΔIANOC A[], laureate and draped bust right
rev: AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Helios standing left, holding torch in left hand and raising right

Jurukova no. 546
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GREEK54 viewsAR didrachm. Rhodes ( Islands of Caria) c. 250-229 BC. 6,75 grs. 12 h. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose in profile, bud to right. MNAΣIMAXOΣ ( magistrate ) above. P-O flanking stem. To left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.
SNG von Aulock 2807. SNG Copenhagen 765.
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Greek18 viewsAE11, Rhodos, Caria 166-88 B.C.
Ob. Radiate head of Helios
Rev. Rose, P O at sides, al in incuse square.
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes349 viewsCirca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61 g, 12h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; MNAΣIMAXOΣ above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left. Ashton 208; SNG Keckman 537-9; SNG Copenhagen 765
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Greek, Caria, Islands off Caria, Rhodes, Hemidrachm76 views3/4 Head of Helios/Rose in incuse Square with grapes. C. 175-150 BC, 1.42 gr.
SNG Fin.647V
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm 114 viewsRhodes. (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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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm 189 views CARIAN ISLANDS, RHODES, 125-88 BC
Hemidrachm, 13mm, 1.32g

O. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
R. Rose with bud to left; ANTAIOΣ above, P-O flanking rose, grape bunch to lower right; all within incuse square.

Jenkins group D, 86; HGC 6, 1463; SNG Keckman 664 var. (control), Karl 604 var. (obv. type); SNG von Aulock 8194 var. (same); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC 292 var. (same); SNG München -.

Plinthophoric issue. Antaios, magistrate. Rare symbol for this issue.

ex Sayles and Lavender
ex Triton XII
4 commentsrobertpe
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GREEK, Caria, Kos, AE1311 viewsCaria, kos
AE 13mm

obv: head of Helios facing three-quarter right
rev: club and bow in case
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GREEK, Helios, Thessaly Rhodian Mercenaries AR Drachm circa 172-168 BC 18mm 2.66g 12h47 viewsHead of Hellos facing slightly right. Rev rose with bud to rightGrant H
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GREEK, Knidos, Caria, c. 210 - 185 B.C.18 viewsGS86557. Silver didrachm, SNG Cop 318, Imhoof-Blumer Karische 32, Waddington 2312, SNG Keckman -, SNGvA -, SNG Kayhan -, SNG Mün -, SNG Tüb -, SNG Mugla -, BMC Caria -, aEF, toned, tight flan typical for the type, encrustations, light corrosion, edge cracks, weight 5.531 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Knidos (near Tekir, Turkey) mint, magistrate Agephon..., c. 210 - 185 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse forepart of roaring lion right, club to left, KNI∆ION above, AΓEΦΩN (magistrate) below; from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins; rareJoe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus AR Drachm150 viewsThird Macedonian War. Hermias magistrate. Minted in Thessaly. 171-170 BC.
Obv.: Head of Helios facing.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right.
SNG Keckman 795.
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaeus and Alexander IV, 323 - 317 B.C., Gold stater26 viewsSH54774. Gold stater, Price P203, Müller Alexander P116, aEF, weight 8.564 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 90o, Babylon mint, c. 323 - 317 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with Griffin; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Nike standing left, wreath in right hand, facing head of Helios below left, [KY] below right; Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I, circa 323-318/7 BC.Joe Sermarini
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V, AE2555 viewsAE 23.3x26.2mm
Obv. Head right wearing radiate crown, Helios?
Rev. BASILEWS FILIPOU
Thunderbolt
Delta above
ca 221-179 BC
SNGCop 1258, Sear sg6795
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GREEK, Phoenicia, Arados, Hoover HGC 10, 83.74 viewsAE 20, Phoenicia, Arados, 92-93 AD. Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing right. Rev: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ with basket containing grapes, vine leaves, and two barely ears. Dark green patina with some hints of red, F. Lindgren III, 1346, B.M.C.347-9, Cop. 74.5.57, Hoover HGC 10, 83 (R3).Molinari
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GREEK, Phoenicia, As (GON 4; CM 40)32 viewsAs. s. II a.C. GON 4; CM 40. 10,62 grs. 22 mm.
Anv: Cabeza barbada de Vulcabo a derecha, detrás tenazas, delante leyenda neopúnica MLK'
Rev: Busto radiado de Helios rodeado de gráfila de puntos.
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GREEK, Rhodes (Rodos), AR drachm335 views6 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Rhodes, 175-150 BC Hemidrachm35 viewsObv: HELIOS
Rev: ROSE IN SQUARE
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GREEK, Rhodes, 350-340 BC16 viewsAR Drachm Island of Rhodos 350-340 BC

Weight: 2.7gr
Ø: 13mm

Obv: Head of Hélios 3/4 face to left, hair loose.

Rev: Ros with bud on right above GORGOS to left a bow in case R-O in lower field.

EF/EF

Sear 5052 - Jenkins 209.
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GREEK, Rhodes, AR Didrachm53 viewsDidrachm, 6.56 gm, 16.9 mm, 400-335 BC, SNG Kayhan 913.
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of Helios at a three quarter face with hair loose and flowing suggesting the rays of the sun.
Rev: (POΔION) off flan at top.
Rose with Star in left field and Δ below. Rosebud in right field.
Comment: Both the o and r of this coin are in very high relief. My scanner does not give this little beauty the justice it deserves.
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GREEK, Rhodes, AR Drachm58 viewsSilver drachm minted in the city of Rhodes, under magistrate Stasion.

Circa 205 - 190 B.C.

The obverse with a beautiful facing head portrait of the famous patron deity of the City, Helios. He is shown with wind blown hair and facing slightly right.

The reverse with a blossoming rose, thunder bolt in left field, tendrils in right.

The legend above bearing the magistrates name and reading:

ΣTAΣIΩN

"Of Stasion"

The island nation of Rhodes, just off the Turkish mainland was a highly successful commercial centre in antiquity. The Island also boasted one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus was a monstrous statue, standing over 98 feet tall, that stood at the entrance to the city's harbour and depicted the island's patron god, Helios.

The widely traded coinage of Rhodes also proudly displayed the image of their god on the obverse. While the reverse employs a visual pun on the City name, as the Greek word for Rose is Rhodon.

Diameter: 15 mm.

Weight: 2.60 g
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Greek, Rhodes, Hemidrachm26 viewsCaria, Islands off. Rhodes. Circa 408-394 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.87 gm). Facing head of Helios / P O, rose in incuse square.

RARE!
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Hadrian (117-138 A.D.)66 viewsAR Didrachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: ADPIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate head right.
R: YPATOC G.PATHPPA, Helios standing on Mount Argaeus, holding globe and sceptre.
20mm
6.35g
Sydenham, Caesarea 263; Metcalf, Caesarea 92a
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Hadrian - Alexandria15 viewsBI Tetradrachm
29 Aug 129 - 28 Aug 130 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT KAI__TRAI AΔPIA CEB
radiate and draped bust of helios right
L_ ΔI
Köln 1002; Dattari 1384; Milne 1280; Curtis 429; K&G 32.478
13,0g
ex Petr Schimandl
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Hadrian, 117 - 138 AD43 viewsObv: AYT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian facing right.

Rev: Radiate, draped bust of Helios facing right, L - IΔ (reginal year 14).

Billon Tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, 129 - 130 AD

12.2 grams, 26 mm, 315°

S3735
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Hadrian, Tetradrachm, Helios24 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD, Tetradrachm, Helios, Egypt, Alexandria, Year 14=129/30 AD, 12.86g. Rx: L-IΔ Radiate head of Helios right, nicely toned with minor deposits; reverse somewhat porous. Giessen-1002, Dattari 1384, Milne-1280. Ex H.J.Berk1 commentsPodiceps
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Hadrianopolis, Thrace20 viewsObv: Marc Aurel as Caesar, dr.
Rev: Helios

SNG COP. -. BMC 5 var.

7.90g, 23mm
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helios158 viewsRhodos, Caria, West Asia Minor, c. 304 - c. 189 B.C.
Silver drachm, SNG Cop 780 var (magistrate's name), BMC -, VF, 2.60g, 16.0mm, 0o, Rhodos mint, obverse head of Helios three-quarter facing to right; reverse rose with bud on stem to right, club on left, magistrate name KALLISTRATOS above, P - O below; rare;
This magistrate is not listed in the major references.
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Helios (radiate head of)158 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Severus Alexander. Æ 26. A.D. 224/225 (year 3). Obv: AVKCEOVHPOCAΛ(EΞA)NΔP. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: MHTPOΠ-KAICAP, ETГ in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar, on summit wreath. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180°. Weight: 12.41 g.CM: Radiate head of Helios right (?), in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios (radiate head right)173 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Caracalla. Æ 30. A.D. 205/206 (year 13 in the reign of Septimius Severus). Obv: AYKAIMAYP-ANT(W)NINOC. Laureate head right; countermark on head. Rev: MHTPOΠO-KAICAPEI, ETIΓ in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar. Ref: BMC 272v. Axis: 15°. Weight: 14.69 g. CM: Radiate head of Helios right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios (radiate head right)171 viewsCAPPADOCIA. Caesarea. Gordian III. Æ 30. A.D. 243/244 (Regnal year 6). Obv: AVKMANTΓOPΔIANOC. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. rev: MHTPO-KAICBN, ETS in ex. Agalma of Mt. Argaeus placed on altar. Ref: BMC 342v (date). Axis:165°. Weight:9.92 g. CM: Radiate head of Helios right, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 12i (242 pcs). Note: The countermark was most likely applied in 243/244 since there are no countermarked coins from year seven of the reign of Gordian III. Collection Automan.Automan
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Helios, Athena and Telesphoros211 viewsMYSIA. Pergamum. Hadrian. Æ 24. A.D. 117-138. Obv: (AVKAIAΔPIANO) or similar.Laureate bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) to left of bust, (2) to right of bust. Rev: Uncertain inscription. Asklepios standing facing, holding snake-encircled staff, to his left cloaked and hooded figure of Telesphoros standing facing (?); countermark to left (3). Ref: BMC -. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.95 g. CM(1): Radiate head of Helios right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 7 (13 pcs). CM(2): Helmeted bust of Athena right, in shaped punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 185 (28 pcs). CM(3):Telesphoros standing facing, in oval punch, 4 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 267 (5 pcs). Note: All those that bear countermark [3] also bear countermarks [1] and [2]. Collection Automan.Automan
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Hemidrachm29 viewsRhodos, Caria, ca. 275 - 250 B.C. Rhodos hemidrachm, 11mm, 1.89g. Obverse: radiate head of Helios facing slightly to the right. Reverse: R - O around hibiscus, prominent side branches without buds, all within incuse square. Ex Numismatik Lanz and areich, photo credit areich

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Hemidrachm; Helios facing/ PO, Hibiscus within incuse square34 viewsRhodos, Caria, ca. 400 B.C. Rhodos hemidrachm, 11mm, 1.9g. Head of Helios facing slightly right / PO, Hibiscus without branches. Ashton 19; SNG Copenhagen 725; SNG Keckman 367. Podiceps
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Hemidracma de Rodas17 viewsPesa unos 1,57 gr. y mide 12 mm.

Años de acuñación: 275-250 a.C.

Anverso: Cabeza de Helios sin rayos con el pelo suelto.
Reverso: Rosa abierta en su máxima explendor de belleza, a sus lados una espiga de trigo y en el otro un capullo de rosa aún sin abrir.

Referencias: SNG Aulock 2816 ff.

Tal vez estos tipos de monedas con Helios representen al famoso "Coloso de Rodas", una de las 7 maravillas de la antigüedad.

http://www.imperio-numismatico.com/t31124-hemidracma-de-rodas
Cayo Julio César
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Herakles plus Zeus Aetophoros accompanied by Helios317 viewsHerakles on the obverse with Zeus seated with his eagle (Zeus Aetophoros) on the reverse was the standard reverse typology of Alexander the Great and his immediate successors (the Diadochi). On this coin of Babylon the image of Zeus Aetophoros is accompanied by an image of Helios in the left field. Three gods for the price of one!

Further background http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-60892
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ILLYRIA, DYRRACHION AR DRACHM, ETRATONIKOS & PARMENISKOU MAGISTRATES6 views

BMC 110, Centered Very Fine, 18.3mm, 3.22 grams, Struck Circa. Late 3rd to 2nd Century B.C.E.

Obverse: Cow standing right suckling calf; head of Helios above, ETRATONIKOS between

Reverse: Double stellate pattern within linear borders, DUR PAR MENIS KOU around
Mark R1
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Illyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrachium61 viewsObv: EXEΦPΩN, cow standing right, looking back at a calf which it suckles, radiate head of Helios facing right above, owl on right, facing.

Rev: ΔYP ZΩΠYPOY, square containing a double stellate pattern.

Plated Drachm, Illegal mint, c. 250 - 200 BC

2.8 grams, 19 mm, 0°

Maier 215, SNG Copenhagen 465
3 commentsSPQR Coins
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Indo-Skythians, Vonones.18 viewsIndo-Skythians, Vonones. Assoc. w/ Spalaphores. 75-65 BC. AR Drachm (2.38 gm) of Banna. Armored king on horseback r., holding spear. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY OΝΩNOY / Radiate Zeus Keraunophoros-Helios stdg slightly l. holding thunderbolt & scepter. Karosti legend Maharaja bhrata dhramikasa Sapahorasa (of the Great King's brother Spalaphores the Just). VF. Mitchener ACW 2150, MIG 5 682(b); Senior ISCH 2 65.3D; HGC 611 R1. Christian T
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Ionia, Smyrna, Heracles / river god, AE1717 viewsAE17, 2.6g
obv: bearded head of Heracles right
rev: CMYPNAIΩN, river god reclining left

ex RF river god collection via Helios (Auction 3 Lot 407)
1 commentsareich
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ISLAMIC, Mongol Empire, Ogedei Khan, AR Dirham, AD 1227-124138 viewsISLAM. CHINGIZIDEN (GREAT MONGOL). Ögedei (624-639 H. / 1227-1241). Dirham.
O: Kalima.
R: Mint, protective formula. Bow.
Baylaqan. 636 H. Album 1973.1. Extremely rare; 2.67g; 20 mm
Helios Numismatik 8 lot 823 13th October 2012; Pecunem 13 lot 277

Ogedei Khan was the third son of Genghis Khan and second Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, succeeding his father. He continued the expansion of the empire that his father had begun, and was a world figure when the Mongol Empire reached its farthest extent west and south during the Mongol invasions of Europe and East Asia.
chance v
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Islands of Caria, Rhodes AR Didrachm88 views(250-229 BC). Agesidamos, magistrate.
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: AΓΗΣΙΔΑΜΟΣ / Ρ - Ο. Rose with bud right. Control: Artemis advancing left, holding torch.
Ashton 206.
4 commentsMinos
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Islands of Caria, Rhodes AR Hemidrachm50 views(125-88 BC). Melantas, magistrate.
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: Rose with bud to left; grain ear to right.
Jenkins, Rhodian Group D, 184; SNG Copenhagen -.
4 commentsMinos
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Islands of Caria, Rhodes Ar Tetradrachm109 views(229-205 BC). Tharsytas, magistrate.
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right; to left, eagle standing right on torch.
Ashton 215. SNG Keckman 550.
5 commentsMinos
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ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes5 viewsAR Didrachm, 21mm, 6.6 g, 12h; c. 305-275 BC
Obv.: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev.: POΔION; Rose with bud to right; E and grape bunch to left.
Reference: Ashton 157; SNG Keckman 451-3; HGC 6, 1435
16-386-355
John Anthony
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Islands off CARIA, Rhodes (Rhodos) AR Drachm Circa 205-190 BC3 viewsAinetor, magistrate.
Obverse: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Reverse: Rose with bud to right
AINHTWR above, butterfly to left
Ashton: 282; HGC 6, 1453; SNG Keckman 587 Scarce.
15mm, 2.18g
jaseifert
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Islands off CARIA, Rhodes (Rhodos) AR Drachm. 8 viewsCirca 205-190 BC.
Ainetor, magistrate.
Obverse: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Reverse: Rose with bud to right; AINHTWR above, butterfly to left.
Ashton: 282; HGC 6, 1453; SNG Keckman 587 Scarce. Size: 15mm, 2.18g.
JBGood
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ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes.3 viewsÆ19, 3.7g, 6h; c. AD 100-150.
Obv.: Radiate and draped bust of Helios right; star below chin.
Rev.: POΔIΩN; Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing kalathos.
Reference: SNG Keckman 783–4; RPC III 2190 / 17-299-40
John Anthony
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Islands off Caria, Rhodes: Anonymous (ca. 205-190 BCE) AR Drachm, Gorgos, Magistrate (Ashton 288; SNG Keckman 582-4)23 viewsObv: Head of Helios facing
Rev: P-O, rose with bud to right; above, magistrate's name: ΓOPΓOY; in left field, bow in gorytos
Quant.Geek
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Islands off Caria, Rhodos, Rhodes39 viewsAR Didrachm (18mm, 6.55g)
c. 305-275 BCE

O: Head of Helios facing slightly right

R: ΡOΔION, Rose with bud to right; grape bunch to left, E-Y flanking stem

BMC 34
Salaethus
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ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm350 viewsRhodes. (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.
11 commentsCGPCGP
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ISLANDS off CARIA. Rhodes AR Didrachm48 viewsCirca 229-205 BC. AR Didrachm (6.68gm, 20mm, 11h). Tharsytas, magistrate. Ashton 215; SNG Keckman 550; SNG Copenhagen 756. Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right. Reverse: Rose with bud to right; ΘAPΣYTAΣ above; to left, eagle standing right on fulmen. Lovely strike on a nice full flan. High relief elegant dies. Choice EF. Toned.

Ex Pars Coins

The facing head of the sun god Helios on later coins of Rhodes represent the famous statue in antiquity known as the Colossus of Rhodes. It was built in the 3rd century B.C. and took 12 years to complete. It stood at almost 100 feet tall and was one of the tallest statues in the world until it was toppled down by an earthquake around 226 B.C. The statue was erected to commemorate the defeat or withdrawal of the diadoch Demetrios Poliorketes after failing to take the besieged city. The reverse shows the iconic rose which served as a pun to the name of the city, in this case, the Greek word “rhodon” for rose. It is interesting to note that some of the facing head designs on the coins have a peculiar orientation. When looking closely to the head on this particular coin, the viewer seems to be looking at the face from below. It is tempting to assume that when this coin was minted, the Colossus was still standing and hadn’t yet been toppled down by the earthquake. This could be the actual likeness of the face of the statue while it was still standing. If the presumption is correct, we could date this coin to around 229-226 B.C.
1 commentsJason T
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Julia Domna, AE-30, AD 208-9. Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia76 viewsImperial Rome, Julia Domna, the wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta AD 193 - 217. AE30, year 214 of the city era, 208 – 209 AD. Germanicopolis, Paphlagonia. Her draped bust rt. / Helios standing lt., raising rt. hand in salute and holding a torch, date in fields. SNG Von Aul -; SNG Cop -; Ling -; BMC -.2 commentsFausta
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Julia Maesa - AR denarius4 viewsRome
218-222 AD
draped bust right
IVLIA MAESA AVG
Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding scepter
PVDICITIA
SRCV II 2183, RIC IV 268, BMCRE V 76, RSC III 36
2,60g
ex Helios numismatik
Johny SYSEL
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Julian II, The Apostate (Caesar, 355-360 A.D.; Augustus, 360-363 A.D.) (Flavius Claudius Julianus)52 viewsRIC VIII Arles 318 var.

AE1 (27 mm), Arles mint, third officina, struck 362 A.D.

Obv: D(ominus) N(oster) FL(avius) CL(audius) IVLI-ANVS P(ius) F(elix) AVG(ustus), bearded, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above, to right eagle standing right and holding wreath in beak, TCONST in exergue.

RIC rarity R

The bull has variously been referred to as a sacrificial bull, the Mithraic bull, the Apis bull, and a zodiacal representation of Julian. Most recently, it has been referred to as a solar symbol, representing Julian’s devotion to the god Sol/Helios, the message being “by his appointment of Julian as emperor in particular . . . Sol guarantees the security of his herds, the state.” Shaun Tougher. “Julian’s bull coinage: Kent revisited.” The Classical Quarterly (New Series 2004), 54, pp 327-330 at 327, quoting D. Woods. “Julian, Gallienus, and the Solar Bull.” American Journal of Numismatics, 12 (2000), 157-169, at 168 n.1.

The coin was issued in all mints except for Trier, Rome and Alexandria. The eagle only appears on the coins struck at Arelatum/Constantina. It typically is depicted standing on a wreath. This is a variant in which the eagle does not stand on a wreath. Cf., CNG Electronic Auction 74, Lot 96.
Stkp
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Kings of Macedon, Philip III Arrhidaios, 323-317 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylon ca. 317 BC under Seleukos as Satrap 52 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, KY beneath throne, radiate head of Helios in left field.

Price P205 (same dies as P205c); Waggoner Issue VII, 248-256.
Struck during the Satrapy of Seleukos at Babylon Royal Mint (Babylon I) ca 318-316 BC.

(27 mm, 17.13 g, 10h).
Sayles and Lavender, August 2008, on consignment from the Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex-J.Schulman List 205, June 1975, 35.

This coin marks the artistic peak of the Babylonian style. Subsequent issues became less detailed, more stylized and simplified through to the closure of the mint in 305 BC.
3 commentsn.igma
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L. Rubrius Dossenus - AR denarius8 viewsRome
¹²87 BC
head of Jupiter right; scepter behind
DOSSEN
Triumphal chariot with thunderbolt as decoration on side panel decorated; Victory flying right above chariot, holding wreath
L.RVBRI
¹Crawford 348/1, SRCV I 258, Sydenham 705, RSC I Rubria 1
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,95g
ex Helios numismatik
Johny SYSEL
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LUCANIA, Metapontion49 viewsLUCANIA, Metapontion. Circa 300-250 BC. Æ 12mm (1.71 g). Radiate head of Helios facing / Three barley grains radiating from center; race-torch between two grains. Johnston Bronze 53; HN Italy 1689. Near VF, brown patina.

Ex-CNG(62)
2 commentsecoli
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Lucius Verus (161 - 169 A.D.)82 viewsCaesarea, Cappadocia
AR Didrachm
O: AYTOKR OYHPOC CEBACTOC Bare-headed and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: YPA TOS B ,Mt. Argaeus surmounted by Helios standing left.
Struck 161-166 A.D. (as COS II)
Caesarea, Cappadocia Mint
6.3g
20mm
Metcalf, Caesarea 131d; Sydenham, Caesarea
6 commentsMat
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Lydia, Briula. AE18. Helios/Apollo24 views
Obv: HLIOS / Radiate bust of Helios r.
Rev: BRIOYLEITWN / Apollo standing head l., holding laurel branch and bow.
ancientone
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Lydia, Silandos, Herakles / river god, AE2025 viewsAE20, 4.64g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: CIΛANΔEΩN, river god Hermos reclining left, holding long reed, resting on water-urn

RPC online 1503; SNG Leypold -
ex RF river god collection via Helios (Auction 3 Lot 510)
areich
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Macedonia, Philip V. 221-179 BC.23 viewsHelios right.
Thundebolt with writing above and below.
4 commentsDino
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Macedonian Kingdom - Philip V 220/179BC104 viewsMacedonian Coin GAE001
Philip V 220/179BC
AE 23-28mm : 15.678gm - Triple Unit
OBV - Radiate head of Helios facing right
REV - Oak wreath surrounding BASILEOS PHILIPPOY with fulmen separating
REF - SNG Munchen 1190; SNG Alpha Bank 1113 SNGCOP 1258 var. (no monograms below); SNG Alpha Bank 1110
1 commentsPtolemAE
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Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus AR Drachm34 viewsThird Macedonian War. Hermias magistrate. Minted in Thessaly. 171-170 BC.
Obv.: Head of Helios facing.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right.
SNG Keckman 795.
1 commentsMinos
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V, 221-179 B.C.15 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Philip V, 221-179 B.C. Bronze Double Unit. Obv: Radiate head of Helios right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ - ΔΙ / ΑΙ - P
Winged thunderbolt; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, ΔΙ monogram above, AI monogram below left, P with pellet in center below right, all within oak wreath. aEF.
mjabrial
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Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Amphipolis mint?173 viewsAE unit; SNG ANS 8 872 (symbol identified as: Helios head?by H. A. Troxell), Lindgren 1274. Weight 4.7 gr., max diameter 17.1 mm; Amphipolis mint? (per Dr. Thomas Gibson) Obv. Apollo facing left, wearing taenia; Rev. Φ Ι Λ Ι Π Π O Υ above; boy riding horse prancing left; with above mentioned unidentifiable symbol below (some describe as a left facing lion's head); Beautiful turquoise patina! Scarce type with both obv. & rev. facing left. Extra fine style!9 commentsSteve E
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Macedonian Kingdom, Reign of Perseus 197 views171-170 BC
AR Drachm (15mm, 2.81g)
Uncertain mint in Thessaly
Hermios magistrate.
O: Head of Helios facing 3/4 right, hair loose.
R: Rose with bud on right; I-Ω to either side of stem, EPMIAΣ (magistrate) above.
Price, Larissa p. 241; SNG Keckman 795; Sear 5092
ex Jack H. Beymer

Originating from the Sitichoro, Thessaly hoard of 1968, the long held attribution for this pseudo-Rhodian series was 'Rhodian Peraia' or 'Islands off Karia', etc, and probably used to pay mercenaries. This was the attribution I bought the coin with, and it served for nearly twenty years.
However a 1988 article by Richard Ashton claims these coins were actually issued by Perseus of Macedon during the Third Macedonian War to pay his Cretan mercenaries in a coin which was familiar to them, that is, the classic 'Helios/Rose' coinage of Rhodes. This is the attribution I use today.
Selene Psoma further suggests an even more specific location based on style and weight standard, pinpointing this issue in Thasian Peraia, so it will be interesting to see what further study may reveal.
6 commentsEnodia
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Macedonian Kingdom, Reign of Philip V69 views221-179 BC
AE Double Unit (26.3mm, 10.175g, 270o)
O: Radiate head of Helios right.
R: Winged thunderbolt; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, ΔΙ monogram above, AI monogram below left , P with pellet in center below right, all within oak wreath.
Mamroth Bronzemünzen 24b, pl. VII, 13; SNG Alpha Bank 1110 ff. var (monograms below); SNG Cop 1258 ff. var (same); AMNG III/2 25 var (same); Sear 6795v
ex Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsEnodia
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip V (221-179 BCE) Æ Unit, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (SNG Alpha Bank 1115)15 viewsObv: Radiate head of Helios right
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Winged thunderbolt within oak-wreath tied at left; above, AI monogram
Quant.Geek
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Macrinus Nicopolis24 viewsAE 27 (10.2g)
obv. AV K OPPEL CEVN MAKPEINOC
laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PPOC ICTP
Helios advancing left, naked, with raised right hand and holding chlamis & whip
struck under Marcus Claudius Agrippa
HG
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Makedonia, Uranopolis, quasi-autonom AMNG 366 viewsAE 15, 3.34g
struck under Alexarchos
obv. eight-ponted star, representing the sun, in dotted circle
rev. OYRANIDW - POLEWC (in straight lines from top to bottom)
Aphrodite Urania in sleeved chiton and cloak fixed on l. shoulder and enclosing
legs and l. l. arm, std. half l. on celestial globe, upper part of the body and
head turned facing. On the head she wears a conical cap ending in a star. Her
r. hand resting on a long staff which ends at the top in an oval shaped sun
disk.
SNG ANS 914ff.; BMC Macedonia, p.134, 2ff.; SNG Copenhagen 455-7; SNG Evelpidis 1363; Lindgren 1260; AMNG III, 3, pl.25, fig.4
very rare, F+, light-green patina

The name of the city and this type refer to Uranos, the devine personification of the city. The city was a foundation in the vicinity of the Athos mountain on the peninsula Aktos, the most east cape of the Chalkidike. It was founded c.316-300 BC by Kassander's youngest brother Alexarchos, who was half-mad and acquited himself for Helios, the sun.

For statisticians: This is the earlist depiction of the globe on a coin!
1 commentsJochen
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Mamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm13 viewsMamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm, AD 231-232 (year 11),
IOY MAMAIA CE MHTE CEB K CT , Diademed and draped bust of Mamaea right
Radiate and draped bust of Helios right. in front, palm-branch and behind LIA.
12.67gr.- 23.5mm
Ref : Emmett # 3205 (R4)
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
1 commentsPotator II
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Marcus Antonius AR denarius-3,93 grams- 18 mm-itinerary mint- 42 b.C. 211 viewsobverse: M.ANTONI IMP, bust of Marcus Antonius right
reverse: III VIR RPC, radiate & draped bust of Sol facing on a disk within distyle temple

Crawford 496/1- Cohen 12 (5fr.)- Sear 1467

This coin was minted during Antony's military campaign against Brutus and Cassius in Greece.

The tyrannicide Cassius gained some notoriety for robbing the temple of Helios in the city of Rhodes; he was said to have left untouched only the chariot of the sun. This type of Antonius reproaches Cassius for that robbery and constitutes a promise to avenge the god of the sun (see F. X. Ryan, SNR 84, 2005, 84–86).
4 commentsL.e.
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Marcus Aurelius, Didrachm,ΥΠΑ-ΤΟC Γ11 viewsAR Didrachm
Roman Provincial Caesaria, Cappadocia
Marcus Aurelius
Caesar: 140 - 161AD
Augustus: 161 - 180AD
20.0mm 5.80gr
O: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CEB; Bare head, right.
R: ΥΠΑ-ΤΟC Γ; Mount Argaeus surmounted by a statue of Helios, holding globe and scepter.
Metcalf, Caesarea 129a; Sydenham, Caesarea 321.
bronzemat
3/11/15 4/29/17
Nicholas Z
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Maximinus I. Helios, year 39 viewsMaximinus I. Alexandrian Tetradrachm. Year 3. Radiate bust of Helios right. Emmett 3280. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
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Moesia Inferior, Markianopolis, Gordianus III, Serapis, City Gate 13 viewsGordianus III
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis
Obv.: Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ, Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Serapis
Rev.: ΥΠ MHNΟΦΙΛΟΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, City gate with two towers, E =denomination mark
AE, 14.29g, 27.3mm
Moushmov 792, Hristova & Jekov 6.37.46.4.
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.08 (plate coin)21 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18
obv. AV KL C - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC I
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his snake-staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1383 var. (has PROC ICT)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1358 (Helios)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.8 (plate coin)
F+
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.27.01 (plate coin)13 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.06g, 15.68mm, 210°
obv. AV K L - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Bust of Helios, radiate, r., whip over l. shoulder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1358 var. (whip not mentioned)
obv. e.g. AMNG I/1, 1348 (Serapis)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2470 (= AMNG 1358)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No.8.14.27.1 (plate coin)
scarce, F+, dark green patina

The rev. is known from Caracalla 8.18.27.1 too!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.27.01 15 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 196-197
AE 16, 3.06g, 16.43mm, 210°
obv.[M] AV K - ANTWNIN - [OC]
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Head of Helios, radiate, r.; whip over l. shoulder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1492 (different legends)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
#2984 cites AMNG 1492 but has different obv. legend
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.18.27.1
scarce, F+

Pick: This type is surely a copy of the Roman type, which occurs on coins of Severus and Caracalla in the same shape with the legend PACATOR ORBIS.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.27.02 (plate coin)23 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 196-198
AE 18, 2.64g, 17.94mm, 210°
obv. [M].AV.K.A. - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Head of Helios, radiate, r.; whip over l. shoulder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
AMNG I/1, 1492 (has M AV KAI and only PROC I; whip not mentioned)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.): cites AMNG 1492, but has a different obv. legend
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.27.2 (plate coin)
scarce (R5), about F+

It seems that there are two different issues: with and without whip!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.27.01 (plate coin)57 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.83g, 25.60, 210°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, cuirassed with scale armour, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOB[IOV ROV]FOV NIKOPOL - ITWN PROC I (PR ligate)
in l. field one below the other CTRO / N
Helios, cuirassed and radiate, driving l. in biga,holding sceptre in l. arm and raising r. hand in greeting
attitude
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1907, pl. XVI, 25 (rev., same die)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1920 var. (has AVRH)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4025 var. (has AVRH)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.27.1 (plate coin)
scarce (R5), about VF, green patina

The last N looks like an inverted P. This same shape we have found already on a small coin with crescent and star.

Pick: Because the figure is cuirassed it seems to be the depiction of the emperor himself as Helios; Sestini refers this type to the introduction of the cult of the god Elagabalus in Rome in AD 219.
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.27.02 var. (plate coin)37 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.42g, 25.88g, 225°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M A[VRH - ANT]ONEINOC
laureate head, r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOL.ITWN PROC I (PR ligate)
in l. field one below the other CTRO / N
Helios, cuirassed and radiate, driving l. in biga, holding sceptre in l. arm and raising r.
hand in greeting attitude
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1907, pl. XVI, 25 (rev., same die)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1920 var. (Athena)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4025 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.27.2 var. (plate coin)
Other types have ANTWNINOC
scarce (R5), tooled, green patina

The last N looks like an inverted P. This same shape we have found already on a small coin with crescent and star.

Pick: Because the figure is cuirassed it seems to be the depiction of the emperor himself as Helios; Sestini refers this type to the introduction of the cult of the god Elagabalus in Rome in AD 219.
2 commentsJochen
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.14.27.01, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios, 62 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.14.27.01, AE-16, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios,
avers:- AV-K-Λ-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-I, Radiate bust of Helios (Sol) right, whip over left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,46g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.14.27.01, PB-1358, HM-929,
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quadrans
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Moneda de bronce de 19 mm y 1,8 g, acuñada en el último tercio del siglo III aC en la ceca de Gadir gdr '.22 viewsSpain, Gades. Anepígrafo Anverso, cabeza de Helios enfrentando.
Espalda Anepígrafo, dos atunes.
Spain Gades FACING GORGON & TWO TUNNY FISH Rare
Burgos: 1044, Calico 761 RARE.
A rare and intriguing type!
Antonivs Protti
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MPR 175 18 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: I11 = radiate, cuirassed bust left with parazonium lying on left shoulder and Victory in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Rζ
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: 161 VAR.
J.Guillemain, MPR: 175 1 EX. (THIS SPECIMEN)
S.Estiot, Ph.Gysen RN 2006: 3 ex.
Collection no. 1308

Extremely rare and desirable bust type! The most spectacular bust type ever struck in Rome under Probus!

ONLY THIRD SPECIMEN OF THIS TYPE KNOWN TO ME ASSUMING THE THREE EXAMPLES CITED BY ESTIOT/GYSEN IN RN 2006 INCLUDE THIS SPECIMEN AS WELL AS THE REMAINING TWO WHICH I KNOW, I.E. TRITON IV LOT 672 AND HELIOS AUCTION 3)

Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Lanz 74 (1995)
Barnaba6
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Mylasa - drachm Ashton 90 (A29/P53)46 viewsCaria, Mylasa. AR drachm (Rhodian standard), ca. 170-130 BC; 2.22 g; obv. facing head of Helios, to lower left, eagle standing right; rev. rose with buds to left and right. Ashton 90 (A29/P53), Slg. Karl 800.

Ex H. D. Rauch Auction.
Bartosz A
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Mylasa, Caria, c. 170 - 130 B.C.85 views Silver Pseudo-Rhodian (drachm*), Ashton NC 1992, 255, SNG Kayhan 846, weight 2.2 g, maximum diameter 15.86 mm, Mylasa mint, c. 170 - 130 B.C.; Obv. facing head of Helios with eagle superimposed on r. cheek, hair loose; Rev. rose with bud/stem to right,(left bud off flan**) monogram left, ΠΕ & A to right. Same obv. die as Ashton 255 & Kayhan 846. Some surface roughness on top of both sides.

*Ashton, Kayhan, & Sear all describe this denom. as "drachm", though considerably underweight according to the Rhodian standard. Apparently these immitatives use the lower weight.

**Kayhan 846 plate shows stems and buds going both left and right. (but only describes the bud to the left), Ashton's plate also shows on both sides, and describes as such when in combination with letters /monograms. My example, is an Obv. die match, though the Rev. is not an exact die match, but is very close (probably same hand), and shows the right stem and bud clearly, but the left is off flan. Ashton identifies 107 Obv. dies in this series, and none of the rest are even close to the style of #255. This Obv. is shown with one other Rev. type(different letters).

Note; Ashton concludes the top two letters (on these later type with 4-5 letters/monograms) are abbrieviations for the month they were struck by the particular magistrate. (1st two letters in the Macedonian calender months used in Mylasa at the time) In my coin ΠΕ are for ΠΕΡΙΘΙOΣ or Peritios, the 10th month. He also concludes the monogram and lower letter abbrieviate the magistrate's name. Also, though he knows of no metrological analysis, the the quality of the silver seems to be somewhat debased compared to the Rhodian and early Pseudo-Rhodian issues.(most of the CH 4 hoard were of this later type, and were covered in a thick black patina{that were harshly cleaned}, the few earlier series and the one Rhodian type didn't have this patina and seemed to be of higher quality silver)

Historical background; courtsey Forvm Ancient Coins

Mylasa (Milas, Turkey today) was often mentioned by ancient writers. The first mention is from early 7th century B.C., when Arselis, a Carian leader from Mylasa, helped Gyges in his fight for the Lydian throne. Under Persia, Mylasa was the chief city of Caria. Mylasa joined the Delian League c. 455 B.C., but Persian rule was restored by 400. Mylasa was the hometown and first capital of the Hecatomnid dynasty, nominally Persian satraps, but practically kings of Caria and the surrounding region, 377 - 352 B.C. In the Hellenistic era, the city was contested by Alexander's successors, but prospered. Mylasa was severely damaged in the Roman Civil War in 40 B.C., but again regained prosperity under Roman rule.



Ex. Aegean Nunismatics
2 commentsSteve E
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Mylasa, Helios / rose bud, AR1542 viewsSilver drachm, SNG Kayhan 844, aVF, 2.074g, 15.2mm, 0o, Mylasa mint, c. 170 - 130 B.C.; obverse facing head of Helios, hair loose, bird in front of right cheek; reverse rose with bud to right

ex FORVM

dealer's picture
1 commentsareich
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Mylasa. AR Drachm; Helios with bird/ Hibiscus, M to left of stalk, A to right34 viewsCaria, Mylasa, c. 175-150 B.C. Silver drachm, 2.00g. Obv: Head of Helios with standing eagle (or raven) on left side of cheek; Rev: Hibiscus, M to left of stalk, A to right. R. Ashton, 'The Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms of Mylasa', NC (1992), 140. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Mylasa; Helios & bird; "rose"12 viewsCaria, Mylasa, Helios / rose bud, AR15. Silver drachm, SNG Kayhan 844, aVF, 2.074g, 15.2mm, 0o, Mylasa mint, c. 170 - 130 B.C.; obverse facing head of Helios, hair loose, bird in front of right cheek; reverse rose with bud to right. ex FORVM & ex areich, photo credit FORVM. "Bird" looks like a dove, although the connection to Helios would point to a rooster, "rose" may be a Rhodian hibiscusPodiceps
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Neptune, Apollo, Cybele, Luna, Mercury, Hephaestus, Helios, Mars, Venus, Hercules, Bacchus118 viewsPallazo AltempsJohny SYSEL
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Nerva Denarius - Diana the Huntress (RIC 11)151 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Oct - Dec 96 AD
3.28g

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R).
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PONT MAX TR P

Rev: Diana advancing right, head facing,
drawing arrow from quiver & holding bow, hound running behind.
COS II DESIGN III P P

RIC 11, RSC 40.
Coin on Wildwinds.
CNG 84, Lot 1011, 5th May 2010
Helios Auction 4, Lot 346, 14th Oct 2009
H.D. Rauch, Auktion 75, Lot 403, 6th May 2005 (Not this coin - mistakenly attributed by Helios)
CNG 58, Lot 1177, 19th Sept 2001
ex. Aloysius Lynn Collection (A. Lynn)
The rarest Nerva denarius.
No examples in Reka Devnia hoard.

This type was minted between October and December in the year 96 AD. This can be ascertained from the reverse legend that states Nerva is Consul for the 2nd time but has already been designated a third term in office, which would commence in the New Year. The symbolism of the reverse itself has been questioned – perhaps Nerva had held some venationes (beast hunts) early in his reign to endear himself to the people?
5 commentsKained but Able
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Perseus. 178-168 BC. AR Drachm 14 viewsMacedon, Perseus. 178-168 BC. AR Drachm (2.74 gm) of Thessaly, c. 171/0. Third Macedonian War issue on Rhodian stdd. to pay Cretan mercenaries. Head of Helios facing slightly r. / Rose w/ bud to r., ΕΡΜΙΑΣ (Hermias, magistrate ) above. Ɪ - Ω (Zoilos) monogram in minute letters on either side of stem. EF.  CNG 79 #179. Klein 560; Price Kraay-Morkholm Essays pp. 241-242 (Northern Greece, plate LV 247); cf SNG Cop Suppl. 358 (Rhodian Peraia); SNG Keckman 795 (Thessaly); HGC 3.1 -, 4 -. cf. Triton XVII #185, Nomos 18 #88. 1 commentsAnaximander
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Petillius Capitolinus - AR denarius11 viewsRome
43 BC
eagle on thunderbolt half right
PETILLIVS / CAPITOLINVS
hexastyle temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus (Roman Capitol), richly decorated roof
F__S
Crawford 487/2b; SRCV I 486, RSC I Petillia 3, Sydenham 1151
3,90g
ex Aurea
ex Helios

The first temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus was finished by Lucius Tarquinius Superbus and consecrated in the first year of Republic in 509 BC. In 83 BC the temple burned down and new temple was built again in 69 BC. Moneyer could be a person from Satires of Horace where Petillius, curator of the temple, was supposedly stealing valuables from it.
Johny SYSEL
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Philip II - AR tetrobol9 viewsstruck by Philip III in the name of Philip II
Amphipolis
323-315 BC
head of Apollo wearing tainia right
horseman riding right
ΦIΛIΠΠOY
M in wreath
Le Rider pl. 45, 33; SNG ANS 625-7; SNG Alpha Bank 300
2,52g

ex Helios numismatik
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Philip III Tetradrachm111 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT4
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Philip V - 221 - 179 B.C.11 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Philip V (221-179 B.C). Ae 23.4mm. 11.76g. Uncertain mint in Macedon. Obv: Radiate head of Helios right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Winged thunderbolt within oak wreath; monogram above.ddwau
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Philippopolis Septimius Severus T. Statilius Barbarus (196-8 AD)38 viewsSeptimius Severus

AE 30 16.01g

Philippopolis

T. Statilius Barbarus (196-8 AD)
Ob: AVK Λ [C | CEVHPOC Π]
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust

Rx: HΓ] CTA BAP[BAPOV ΦIΛI]ΠΠOΠOΛEI
Ex:TΩN

Helios advancing right with outstretched right arm, left behind back holding whip?

Pretty dark-green, smooth patina

Varbanov (E) III -; BMC-; Mionnet – ; acsearch.info-;Mushmov "Les Monnaies Antiques de Philippopolis"(1924) -
Petrus Elmsley
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D9 viewsAE 21.35mm (Thickness 2.55mm), weight 5.55g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Helios, border of dots.

Reverse: Small basket containing two ears of barley and branch of vine with bunch of grapes, ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ from top to bottom in left field, between ears of barley phoenician letter qoph (Q), Aradian era date in right field 365 (EΞT).
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 116-117 A.D11 viewsAE 22.76mm (Thickness 3.59mm), weight 9.83g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Helios, border of dots.

Reverse: Small basket containing two ears of barley and branch of vine with bunch of grapes, ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ from top to bottom in left field, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) in right field, Aradian era date 375 (EOT) between ears of barley.
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 18-19 A.D9 viewsAE 21.15mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 6.35g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Helios, border of dots.

Reverse: Small basket containing two ears of barley and branch of vine with bunch of grapes, ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ from top to bottom in left field, between ears of barley Phoenician letter beth (B), Aradian era date in right field 277 (ΣOZ).
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Arados 93-94 A.D13 viewsAE 20.66mm (Thickness 2.76mm), weight 6.07g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Radiate bust of Helios, border of dots.

Reverse: Small basket containing two ears of barley and branch of vine with bunch of grapes, ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ from top to bottom in left field, between ears of barley phoenician letter qoph (Q), Aradian era date in right field 352 (BNT).
Martin Rowe
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Phoenicia, Tripolis, Elagabal, BMC 17757 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 12.39g
struck AD 220-221
obv. AVT KM - ANTWNINOC
Bust draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. TRIPO - L - I - TWN
Tetrastyle portico of the temple of Zeus Hagios with staircase; through the
middle intercolumnare the burning altar in the courtyard could be seen; in the
two lateral intercolumnaria Helios l. and Selene r., stg. on columns; architrave
decorated with dots and waveline; in pediment a bust(?); behind the
pediment the backwall of the temple is visible.
[in the ex. BLF = year 532 of the Seleucid era]
BMC 177; SNG Copenhagen 292; Lindgren 2355
rare, VF,

The rev. shows the temple of a local heavenly Baal, here worshipped as Zeus Hagios.
3 commentsJochen
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Phoenicia, Tripolis. Caracalla. Zeus Hagios / Helios / Diana27 viewsCaracalla AE 21 mm of Tripolis, Phoenicia. MAP AV ANTWNEINOC C, laureate, draped bust right / TRIPOLITWN, tetrastyle temple; in the center intercolumnation the flaming altar of Zeus Hagios; Helios in the left and Diana holding torch in the right. SNG Copenhagen 288v ancientone
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PHOENICIA: Arados27 viewsAE 20, Phoenicia, Arados, 92-93 AD. Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing right. Rev: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ with basket containing grapes, vine leaves, and two barely ears. Dark green patina with some hints of red, F. Lindgren III, 1346, B.M.C.347-9, Cop. 74.5.57, Hoover HGC 10, 83 (R3); Duyrat 4616e (Obv 8; Rev 15).Molinari
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Phrygia, Kibyra, Helios / basket, AE1945 views19mm, 5.44g
obv: radiate and draped bust of Helios right
rev: KIBYPA - TΩN; basket

BMC 25, p. 135, #26, SNG Aulock -; Lindgren -; SNG Leypold -; SNG Righetti -
areich
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Phrygia, Kibyra, Herakles / river god, AE1837 views18mm, 3.18g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: river god reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia, behind him upturned urn from which water flows

BMC-

ex RF river god collection, Helios
areich
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Phrygia, Laodikea, Helios / Pluto, cornucopia, AE1517 views15mm, 2.81g
obv: radiate and draped bust of Helios right
rev: ΛAOΔIKEΩN; cornucopia with infant Pluto

ex Rauch
areich
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Phrygia, Laodikeia, Helios / cornucopia, AE1513 views15mm, 2.20g
obv: radiate and draped bust of Helios right
rev: ΛΑΟΔΙ ΔΙΟΝΥ; cornucopia
(BMC 98; SNG Cop. 535)
areich
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Pisidia, Antiochia, Gordian III, Krzyanowska 9035 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 34, 24.28g, 34.09mm
obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. ANTIOCHIA COLONIA CAESARIA
Emperor, radiate, in quadriga l., holding eagle-tipped sceptre in l. arm and raising r. hand in greeting
attitude.
in ex. SR
ref. Krzyanowska 90
F+/about VF, light blue-green patina

Emperor in the typical attitude of sun-god Helios.
1 commentsJochen
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Pisidia, Selge, Ar Trihemiobol63 viewsPisidia, Selge, AR Trihemiobol. c. 3th century BC.

Gorgoneion with long hair, resembling Apollo or Helios. / Head of Athena right in crested helmet, astragalos behind.

Composition: Silver, weight: 0.70 gm. diameter: 10 mm.

1 commentsAdrian S
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Plinthophoric Drachm,188-170 BC, AR 16mm. 2.8grm.160 viewsDrachm,188-170 BC,
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P-O, rose, bud to right in incuse square. ΑΓΗΣΙΔΑΜΟΣ (magistrate), Helmet (Symbol left field).
Ref. BMC18. p. 252, 238-9, Jenkins Plinthophoric Group A, 16, SNG Keckman I, 631, Sammlung Karl 558
3 commentsLee S
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Plinthophoric Drachm,188-170 BC, AR 15.5mm. 3grm24 viewsDrachm,188-170 BC,
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P-O, rose, bud to right in incuse square. ANTIGENES (magistrate), Prow (Symbol left field).
Ref. SNG Keckman 1. 632/633, SNG Cop. 812
1 commentsLee S
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Price 369751 viewsStruck under Perdikkas or maybe Philip III. Helios to the left. KY under the throne. Basileus under the KY. Roma e35 lot 180 May 3 2017. Incorrectly attributed as a Price 3698.Chance Vandal
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Price 369839 viewsHelios to the left. T under Helios. KY under the throne. Basileus under the KY. Listed in the auction as a 36972 commentsChance Vandal
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PROBUS RIC 417 VAR.14 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG CONS II
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Sol in Temple)
BUST TYPE: H2 = radiate,bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//SXXT
WEIGHT 4.19 g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21,5-22mm
RIC: 417 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH P F LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 1292

NOTE: very rare and desirable reverse type!

Ex Ph. Gysen collection

Only 2nd specimen known to me (the other being Helios Auction 5, June 2010, lot 420 posted also on WILDWINDS under RIC 417)
Barnaba6
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Rhodes29 viewsCaria Rhodes 394-304 BC
Didrachm

Obverse:Head of Helios facing, slightly right
Reverse:PODIWN;Rose with buds at sides

18.58mm 6.34gm
maik
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Rhodes41 viewsIslands of Caria
170-150 BC
AR Drachm
17mm, 2.92g
3 commentsSamson L2
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Rhodes14 viewsSilver
15 mm
2.55g
Drachm
Rhodes
Radiate head of Helios right
ΑΝΑΞΙΔΟΤΟΣ P O
Rose with bud, snake on omphalos in left field
190-170 BC
Jenkins 1989, 15; BMC 247; HGC 6, 1457
pishpash
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Rhodes6 viewsObv.: ANTΩNINOC KAICAP
laureate head of Pius right
Rev.: ΡOΔI-ΩN
radiate head of Helios right

18mm, 4.32g
BMC 419; SNG von Aulock 2861; SNG Keckman 785-787; SNG Copenhagen 910
klausklage
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Rhodes AR Didrachm33 viewsObv: Head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev: Rose with bud to right; thunderbolt and Δ left.
Date: Circa 305 - 275 BC
Weight: 6.60g
Ref: SNG Keckman 477
1 commentsoa
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Rhodes Hemidrachm C. 170-150 BC. AR 14mm. 1.3grm.36 viewsRhodes Hemidrachm C. 170-150 BC. AR 14mm. 1.3grm.
Obv. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev. Rose with bud to right; sun to left, "Thrasymenes" above; all within incuse square.
Ref. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group B, 38; SNG Keckman 643-4
1 commentsLee S
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Rhodes, AE17mm. early 2nd century B.C.23 viewsRhodes, AE17mm. early 2nd century B.C.
Obv. Radiate and draped bust of Helios right, star below chin.
Rev. Turreted and draped bust of Sarapis right.
Ref. BMC. 408.
Ex. Forvm ancient coins
Lee S
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Rhodes, Ar Drachm46 viewsObv:– Head of Helios facing slightly right
Rev:– Rose with bud to right; bow and bowcase left, GOPGOS above
Minted in Rhodes, Islands off Caria 205-190 B.C. Gorgos, magistrate.
Reference:– SNG Helsinki 582 ??
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Rhodes, Caria, ( 150-125 B.C.), SNG Kecckman 654-656, AR-Hemidrachm, AΡTEMΩN, Rose with bud right, Magistrate Artemon, #187 viewsRhodes, Caria, ( 150-125 B.C.), SNG Kecckman 654-656, AR-Hemidrachm, AΡTEMΩN, Rose with bud right, Magistrate Artemon, #1
avers: No legend, Three-quarter facing radiate head of Helios, head turned slightly right.
reverse: AΡTEMΩN (Magistrate Artemon), Rose with bud right in the incuse square, club (?) to left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-14,8mm, weight: 1,09g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rhodes, Islands off Caria, Magistrate Artemon, date: 150-125 B.C.,
ref: SNG Keckman 654-656., SNG Copenhagen 842,
Q-001
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Rhodes, Caria, ( 340-316 B.C.), SNG Keckman 436-440, AR-Didrachm, PΟΔΙΟΝ, Flower, E+Grapes to left, Rare!,287 viewsRhodes, Caria, ( 340-316 B.C.), SNG Keckman 436-440, AR-Didrachm, PΟΔΙΟΝ, Flower, E+Grapes to left, Rare!,
avers: No legend, Head of Helios facing slightly to right.
revers: PΟΔΙΟΝ, Rose with bud right, ΡOΔION above, bunch of grapes in field left, E below.
exerg: E/-//--, diameter: 17-22mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rhodes, Islands off Caria, E+Grapes, date: 340-316 B.C., ref: Ashton Colossus series 1a, pl.XV 21, SNG Keckman I, 436-440, Sammlung Karl 408-411.,
Q-001
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Rhodes, Caria, ( cc. 350-300 B.C.), AE-11, BMC 326 (?), Rose Flower,110 viewsRhodes, Caria, ( cc. 350-300 B.C.), AE-11, BMC 326 (?), Rose Flower,
avers: No legend, Radiate Head of Helios right.
revers: No legend, Large Rose Flower.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-11,5mm, weight: 1,89g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rhodes, Islands off Caria, date: cc. 350-300 B.C., ref: BMC 326 (?),
Q-001
quadrans
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Rhodes, Caria. (Circa 305-275 BC)34 viewsAR Didrachm

18 mm, 6.41 g

Obverse: Helios head in three-quarter view on the right.

Reverse: POΔΙΟΝ (RODION) above and Ε-Υ to left and right of rose with bud to right; in left field, bunch of grapes.

SNG Keckman 452; R. Ashton in: Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World (Oxford 2001), p. 104, 158; H. Troxell, The Norman Davis Collection, ANS 1969, #228.

This coin was minted either during or in the years following one of the most notable sieges of antiquity, when, in the midst of the Successor Wars, Demetrius Poliorcetes, son of Antigonus I, besieged Rhodes in an attempt to make it abandon its neutrality and close relationship with Ptolemy I.

The citizens of Rhodes were successful in resisting Demetrius; after one year he abandoned the siege and signed a peace agreement (304 BC) which Demetrius presented as a victory because Rhodes agreed to remain neutral in his war with Ptolemy (Egypt).

Several years later the Helepolis (Demetrius' famed siege tower), which had been abandoned, had its metal plating melted down and - along with the money from selling the remains of the siege engines and equipment left behind by Demetrius - was used to erect a statue of their sun god, Helios, now known as the Colossus of Rhodes, to commemorate their heroic resistance.
1 commentsNathan P
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Rhodes, Diobol, 275-250 BC. AR 10.8mm. 0.7grm15 viewsRhodes, Diobol, 275-250 BC.
Obv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. P-O flanking two rosebuds between buds unidentified symbol. Border of dots.
Ref. SNG Keckman 511-529.
Lee S
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Rhodes, Hemidrachm, 230-205 BC. AR 12mm25 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm, 230-205 BC.
Obv. Head of Helios , turned slightly to the right.
Rev. ΑΚΕΣΙΣ / P - O . Rose with bud, Oil lamp in left field.
Ref. SNG Keckman 572-575 ( Obverse die match ) , SNG Kayhan 915 ( Rev. Die match )

( My first Silver Coin from the wonderful island of Rodos. Thanks to Rover1.3 for the accurate original attribution! )
Lee S
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Rhodes, Hemidrachm, 230-205 BC. AR 12mm21 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm, 230-205 BC.
Obv. Head of Helios , turned slightly to the right.
Rev. Rose, P-O around stalk, bud right, uncertain magistrates name above, trident left.
Ref. SNG Keckman 572-575 ( Obverse die match )
( this is my second Hemidrachm matching this Obverse die!! It was obviously very popular! )
Lee S
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Rhodes, Hemidrachm, 408 -C. 390 BC. AR 11.8mm. 1.773g.20 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm, 408 -C. 390 BC.

Obv. head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev. RODION (above), rose, drooping bud right, all within incuse square.

Ref. Ashton Rhodes 18, SNG Keckman I 363, SNG Cop 724, SNG Kayhan 905.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins.
Lee S
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Rhodes, Hemidrachm, C. 170 - 150 B.C. AR13.4mm, 1.28grm.41 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm, C. 170 - 150 B.C.
Obv. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev. "Thrasymenes" , rose with bud to lower right, thunderbolt lower left, P-O flanking across fields, all within incuse square.
Ref. Jenkins Rhodian, Group B, 54; BMC Caria p. 258, 306.
Ex. Forvm Ancient Coins.
1 commentsLee S
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Rhodes, Hemidrachm, C.. 404-390 BC. AR 12mm, 16 viewsRhodes, Hemidrachm, C.. 404-390 BC. 1.48Grm.
Obv. Head of Helios facing
Rev. P O Flanking rose within incuse square,
Ref. SNG Keck. 367
Lee S
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Rhodes. 43 BC-96 AD. AE.22 mm. 5.2grm.16 viewsRhodes. 43 BC-96 AD. AE.22 mm.
Obv. Radiate, draped bust of Helios right
Rev. RODIWN, Nike advancing left on prow, holding wreath and palm.
Ref. BMC 389.
Lee S
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Rhodes. AE18.6mm . 88-43 BC. 4.341 g.18 viewsObv. Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev. Full blown five petaled rose. uncertain magistrates name. border of dots.
Ref. SNG Keckman 747-756. BMC Caria p. 263 357 - 361
Ex. Forvm ancient coins, Ex. Ancient Imports
Lee S
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Rhodes. AE28mm . C.120-84 BC. 17.86 g39 viewsObv. Radiate head of Helios right
Rev. P - O flanking Rose, helmet left, palm branch right.
Ref.SNG Copenhagen 851-7 (different symbols); cf. SNG von Aulock 2834 (same), SNG Keckman 731-737 ( same )

It is believed this coinage was struck during Mithradates VI's failed six-month siege of Rhodes in 88 BC. Unable to produce enough silver for military expenditures, the Rhodians resorted to a fiduciary bronze coinage. (See R. Ashton, “Rhodian Bronze Coinage and the Siege of Mithradates VI” in NumChron 2001.)
1 commentsLee S
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Rhodian Silver drachm (fouree)11 viewsUnofficial mint, Rhodian Silver drachm (fouree), 179 - 168 B.C. base metal core w/ AR plating, 14mm 1.45g, SNG Helsinki 796 var.
O: head of Helios facing slightly right
R: ΓOPΓOΣ, rose with bud to right, kerykeion lower left
casata137ec
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Rhodos - AR didrachm8 viewsc. 316 - 304 BC
Helios head facing slightly right
rose, grape cluster left, bud to the right
POΔION
E
Ashton, Colossus Series 1b. SNG Keckman 445
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Rhodos - AR drachm3 views188-170 BC
radiate head of Helios right
rose with bud to right, pileus left all within incuse square
ΣTAΣIΩN / P_O
Jenkins, Rhodian, Group A, 13; cf. SNG Keckman 625 (symbol); SNG Copenhagen 829-30
2,85g
Johny SYSEL
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Rhodos AE Drachm24 viewsearly 1st century AD
Æ Drachm (35mm, 19.75g, 12h)
Sphairos, magistrate
obv: radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
rev: Rose seen from above; SFAIROS below; all within wreath
Ashton, Early 105-6 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 870 (same obv. die); BMC 345 (same obv. die)

ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
areich
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Rhodos hemidrachm, Helios / rose, AR1336 views13mm, 1.4g
magistrate Dexagoras
obv: radiate head of Helios, facing slightly to the right
rev: DEXAGORA / R-O around rose with rosebud
ex Numismatik lanz
areich
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Rhodos in Caria, AR Drachm, magistrate Kallixeinos, 166-88 BC.115 viewsRhodos in Caria, magistrate Kallixeinos,
AR Drachm (15-17 mm / 2.41 g), 166-88 BC.,
Obv.: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev.: KAΛΛIΞEI (magistrate) above; in lower fields P - O, divided by rose with bud to right; cap of the Dioscuri in lower field l., all within incuse square.
BMC 267 ; SNG Cop cf. 818/819 ; SNG Helsinki 684 var. .

my ancient coin database
2 commentsArminius
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Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 304 - 275 B.C.68 viewsSH58956. Silver didrachm, Ashton Rhodes 160, SNG Keckman 461, SNG Cop 730, gF, Rhodos mint, weight 5.954g, maximum diameter 20.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 304 - 275 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse RODION, rose with bud right, jug and EY left1 commentsNick T
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Rhodos, Islands of Caria49 viewsObv: No legend, radiate three-quarter bust of Helios, facing to the right.

Rev: P and O on either side of a rose, magistrate's name: ΞENΦANTOΣ above, all within a shallow incuse square, star in lower left corner.

Silver Hemidrachm, Rhodos mint, c. 170 - 150 BC

1.28 grams, 11.65 mm, 0°

GCV 5065, Jenkins Plinthophoric Group B, 41

(Very special thanks to rover1.3 for his help with attribution)
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RIC 1, p.127, 92 - Antonia, Claudius33 viewsAntonia
Dupondius, Rome Mint
Obv.: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev.: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP / S - C, Claudius, veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum.
AE, 11.62g, 27.8 mm
Ref.: RIC 92, C. 6, BMC 166
Ex Helios Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi
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RIC 4b, p.050, 268 - Julia Maesa, Pudicitia 22 viewsJulia Maesa
AR Denar
Obv.: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust of Julia Maesa right
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, adjusting veil and holding scepter
Ag, 3.47g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 268, RSC 36, C. 36, Kankelfitz 7, CRE 492 [C]
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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RIC 5a, p.045, 74 - Valerian I, Apollo16 viewsValerianus I (253-260)
Antoninianus, Rome
Obv.: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: APOLLINI PROPVG, Apollo standing right, drawing bow.
3.16 g, 21 mm
Ref.: MIR 44d, RIC 74
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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RIC 5b, p.150, 125 - Carus, Carus and Carinus14 viewsCarus
Antoninian, Antiochia
Obv.: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VIRTVS AVGG / XXI, Carus and Carinus standing with scepter, holding victory on globe, star above, Γ below
4.28g, 21.1mm
Ref.: RIC 125
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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RIC 5b, p.157, 155 - Carinus, priestly implements29 viewsCarinus
Antoninianus, Rome mint
Obv.: M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES, draped and cuirassed radiate bust right
Rev.: PIETAS AVGG, sprinkler, simpulum, jug, patera, knife and lituus, KAZ in ex
4.20g, 21.3x23.3mm
RIC 155, C 74
Ex Helios-Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi
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RIC 5b, p.378, 17 - Marius, Victory 15 viewsMarius
Antoninianus
Obv.: IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
2.38 g, 21 mm
Ref.: RIC 17
Ex Helios-Numismatik
shanxi
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RIC 6, p.536, 43 - Galeria Valeria, Venus17 viewsGaleria Valeria
Æ Follis, Heraclea, circa AD 308-310
Obv.: GAL VALERIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev.: VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, holding apple and raising drapery over shoulder; in ex HTB.
Æ, 5.88g, 25.9 mm
Ref.: RIC 43
Ex Helios Numismatik
shanxi
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Roman Provincial, Cappadocia, Antoninus Pius as Augustus, AR Drachm.7 viewsCaesaria-Eusebia Year 2 = 139 A.D. 2.58g - 17.mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: AYTOKP ANTWNEI-NOC CEBACTOC - Bare head right.

Rev: YΠATOC B - Mount Argaeus, trees on slopes, on summit, Helios standing holding globe and sceptre.

Sydenham 299; Ratto 2421.
Christian Scarlioli
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Roman, Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.465 viewsSH40551. Bimetallic medallion, Cohen 376 var (300 fr., bust right, central reverse figure hand downward); Gnecchi II p. 57 No. 52 - 53 var (same), aEF, dark brown patina, Rome mint, weight 59.635g, maximum diameter 39.6mm, die axis 0o, 188 A.D.; obverse COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P, MON AVG, three monetae standing slightly left, each with a scale in right and cornucopia in left, the center figure is smaller, right hand upward and standing on a short round base; ex Gorney & Mosch, auction 180, lot 404; ex Helios Numismatik auction 3, 155; possibly unique5 commentsJoe Sermarini
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RPC - Asia Minor, Kilikia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, Faustina II as Selene, Helios 25 viewsFaustina II
Kilikia, Hieropolis-Kastabala
Obv.: ΦΑΥСΤƐΙΝΑ СƐΒΑСΤΗ, Draped bust of Faustina (as Selene) right; crescent on forehead, countermark T
Rev.: IEPOΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Radiate and draped bust of Helios left (portrait assimilated to Marcus Aurelius)
AE, 11.32g, 24.5mm
Ref.: SNG France 2231-2232, SNG Levante 1587, Howgego 686 (for countermark)
Ex Künker
shanxi
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RPC-1672-Domitian40 viewsAR Didrachm, 6.47g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTO ΙΓ; Mt Argaeus; on summit, radiate figure standing l., globe in r. hand, sceptre in l. hand
RPC 1672 (17 spec.).
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, August 2019.

During Domitian's reign, the mint at Rome struck silver drachms and didrachms for circulation in Cappadocia, all of which can be dated to 93-94 AD. They can be distinguished as Rome mint issues by style and their 6 o'clock die axis. This didrachm features the ethnic reverse type of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by a figure. The engravers at Rome presumably had never seen the mountain in person and likely based the design on a standardised model, possibly a cult image. The figure's identity atop the mountain is uncertain - perhaps it is either Helios or the personification of the mountain itself. The portrait style is similar to Domitian's contemporaneous denarii.

In good style and well centred.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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SATRAPS OF CARIA, Pixodaros.38 viewsCirca 341/0-336/5 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.94g, 12h). Pixodarus 11-47 (unlisted dies); Konuk, Identities 30; SNG Copenhagen 596-7. Obverse: Head of Apollo/Helios facing slightly right, wearing laurel wreath, drapery around neck. Reverse: Zeus Labraundos standing right. ΠIΞOΔAPO[Y] to right field. Good VF, toned, minor die rust.

Ex-CNG.

The Pixodaros Affair
Pixodaros was a satrap of Caria in south-western Asia Minor, the youngest brother of Maussolos, and a member of the Hecatomnid Dynasty who remained loyal to the Persian King. When Persia was in turmoil after the eunuch Bagoas murdered Artaxerxes III, in the midst of the confusion, Pixodaros decided in 337 B.C. to offer his eldest daughter’s hand in marriage to Phillip II’s son Arridaios as a diplomatic move. The pact was accepted. According to Plutarch, Phillip II’s wife Olympias and a number of Alexander’s friends conspired to convince Alexander that Philip intended to marry Arridaios to Pixodaros’ daughter as a prelude to giving him the Macedonian throne. Alexander felt that his father had left him out and decided to act on his own. He sent his friend, the famous tragic actor Thessalos, to Caria to tell Pixodaros that not only was Arridaios an illegitimate son of the Macedonian king but feeble-minded as well. To make sure that the marriage did not go ahead, Alexander offered to marry Pixodaros’ daughter himself. Pixodaros, of course, could not have asked for a better deal. When Philip found it out he was enraged and went to Alexander’s quarters and scolded his son for wanting to marry the daughter of a man “who was no more than the slave of a barbarian king”. The whole affair concluded with Philip canceling the Macedonian-Carian alliance and ordering Thessalos to be brought back to Macedon in chains, and exiled four of Alexander’s friends Erygius, Harpalos, Nearchos, and Ptolemy. Pixodaros died some time before the landing of Alexander in Asia Minor in 334 BC. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Orontobates, a Persian, who married the princess who was once supposed to have married Arridaios.

2 commentsJason T
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Selge Trihemiobol. Gorgoneion/ Head of Athena, astragalos7 viewsSelge Trihemiobol. Gorgoneion/ Head of Athena r., astragalos behind. Von Aulock 5278 var ("Helios hairdo"). Ex Gerhard Rohde.Podiceps
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Selge, Pisidia36 views300-190 B.C.
Silver Trihemiobol
0.82 gm, 10 mm
Obv.: Facing Gorgon with long hair, resembling Apollo or Helios (tongue not protruding)
Rev.: Head of Athena right in crested helmet, astragalos behind
Selge mint, c. 250 B.C.
Sear 5478; BMC 19 p. 259, 23-25;
SNG Cop 246; SNG France 1948;
SNG von Aulock 5278
2 commentsJaimelai
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Selge, Pisidia25 views300-190 B.C.
Silver Trihemiobol
0.67 gm, 10.5 mm
Obv.: Facing Gorgon with long hair, resembling Apollo or Helios (tongue not protruding)
Rev.: Head of Athena right in crested helmet, astragalos behind
Sear 5478; BMC 19 p.259, 23-25
Jaimelai
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Severus Alexander tetradrachm, Dattari 4278 var (obv legend), Milne 2039 var (same)34 viewsAlexandria mint, Severus Alexander tetradrachm, 230 - 231 A.D. billon, 26.3mm 9.12g, Dattari 4278 var (obv legend); Milne 2039 var (same); BMC Alexandria -; Geissen -; Curtis -; SNG Cop -; Emmett 3093 (R3)
O: A KAI MAP AVP CEV ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: L I (year 10), draped bust of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with sphinx and quadriga of Helios, palm in front
1 commentscasata137ec
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Severus Alexander, Caesarea13 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222 CE
Caesarea, Cappadocia.
Laureate and draped bust right; countermark: radiate head Helios / Agalma of Mount Argaeus placed on garlanded altar.
Countermark: Helios in round (Howgego 12).
AE 27.
Belisarius
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Sicily, Panormos as "Ziz", Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 2160 viewsSICILY, Panormos as "Ziz" . Circa 380-340 BC. Æ Litra 11.66g 28mm, Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 21; SNG ANS 554; Calciati I pg. 270, 5; BMC Sicily pg. 250, 38; SNG Copenhagen 518; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille 192; Virzi 1302-306.
O: Head of Hera left wearing single-pendant earring and stephane decorated with three fleur-de-lis
R: Punic 'sys' in exergue, man-headed bull standing left; radiate head of Helios above
5 commentscasata137ec
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SICILY: Panormos6 viewsCirca 380-340 BC, Æ Litra. Obv: Head of Hera left wearing single-pendant earring and stephane decorated with three fleur-de-lis. Rev: Punic ‘sys’ in exergue, man-faced bull standing left; radiate head of Helios above. Crude circular countermark on both sides. Jenkins, “Coins of Punic Sicily,” in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 21; SNG ANS 554; Calciati I pg. 270, 5; BMC Sicily pg. 250, 38; SNG Copenhagen 518; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille 192; Virzi 1302-306; MSP I, 47.

Ex. Kuenker, eLive Auction 19, lot 50.
Molinari
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SPAIN, Malaca38 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC (Provincial Issue), Spain, Malaca. Circa 80-20 BC. Æ 23mm. Head of Hephaistos (Vulcan) right wearing flat cap; tongs behind / Radiate head of Helios facing. CNH pg. 101, 10; SNG BM Spain 366; P.V. LXXXV, 6; Burgos 1152. Molinari
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Syracuse, Sicily, Tyrant Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C.219 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Ierardi 40 (O7/R23), SNG ANS 639 (same dies), SNG Delepierre 701, SNG Lloyd 1479, Boston MFA 460, HGC 2 1348 (S), SNG Cop -, SNG München -, gVF, superb classical style, excellent centering on a tight flan, toned, flan flaw on obverse, Syracuse mint, weight 16.954g, maximum diameter 25.2mm, die axis 270o, c. 317 - 310/305 B.C.; obverse head of Persephone (or Arethusa) left, crowned with grain, wearing triple-drop earrings and a pearl necklace, surrounded by three dolphins, NI below; reverse quadriga galloping left, young charioteer wearing long chiton, kentron in right hand, reins in left hand, triskeles above; ΣYPAKOΣIΩN over AI monogram in exergue; ex Helios Numismatik, auction 6 (9 March 2011), lot 345; scarce.



With an army of mercenaries, through deceit, and after banishing or murdering some 10,000 citizens, Agathocles made himself master of Syracuse and later most of Sicily. Machiavelli wrote of him, "It cannot be called prowess to kill fellow-citizens, to betray friends, to be treacherous, pitiless, and irreligious" and cited him as an example of "those who by their crimes come to be princes." According to the historian Justin, very early in life Agathocles parlayed his remarkable beauty into a career as a prostitute, first for men, and later, after puberty, for women, and then made a living by robbery before becoming a soldier and marrying a rich widow.

FOVM Ancient Coins / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
7 commentsSam
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Syria, Dekapolis, Gadara, Marcus Aurelius, Spijkerman 4218 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE - 7.31g
struck AD 160/61 (year 224)
obv. AVT KAIC M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. GADAREW[N]
City-goddess (Tyche) in short chiton, stg. frontal, head r., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and sceptre in
raised r. hand; on the r. side column with Nike crowning Tyche with wreath; at her feet river-god
swimming ahead.
in r. field DKC (year 224)
ref.: Spijkerman 42; RPC online 6669 (same dies)
Very rare, VF, grey-green patina
pedigree:
ex Helios auction nr. 3, April 2009, lot 739
ex coll.Reinhart Falter

Gadara was situated south of the river Hieromax, today Yarmouk River. Therefore the river-god probably is the Hieromax. In AD 636 was fought at the Yarmouk River the decisive battle of the Arabs under Khalid ibn-al-Walid against the much greater army of the Byzantine Empire which ended in the total defeat of the Byzantines. They lost the provinces of Mesopotamia, Syria and Phoenica and couldn't hold Egypt for long. They never could recover from this desaster. It was the beginning of the rise of the Muslims and the decline of the Byzantine Empire which ended in AD 1457 in the conquest of Constantinopolis.
Jochen
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Syria, Emesa, Macrinus, Eagle, Helios18 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
Emesa
Billon tetradrachm
Obv.: AVT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CE- B, laureate head right
Rev.: ΔHMAPX […], eagle facing, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak, crescent horns up below head, radiate bust of Helios between legs (reverse die from Caracalla)
Billon, 12.68g, 25.3mm
Ref.: Prieur 1015
1 commentsshanxi
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Tarkumuwa obol50 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. Tarkumuwa. Cilician grandee (syennesis?) as karanos charged to prepare egyptian campain , 378-372 BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.65 g).
O: Female head (Aphrodite?) right, wearing necklace /
R: Bearded male head (Ares? Sanda?) right, wearing Attic style helmet. Tarkumuwa in aramaic.
Ref: SNG BN 278.

Provenance: Helios Numismatik GmbH
Caffaro
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Tarsos, AE 21.3; Head of Tyche; cm: Head of Helios /ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ, Monument of Sandan10 viewsTarsos, Cilicia; 164 BC - imperial times AE 21.3mm, 6.46g; Head of Tyche r.; countermark: Head of Helios. /ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ, Monument of Sandan, monograms. Levante 951 var. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Tarsos, Cilicia10 viewsAE22, 5.7g, 12h; late 2nd - mid 1st centuries BC
Obv.: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right; countermark: radiate head of Helios within oval punch.
Rev.: ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ; Statue of Sandan standing right on horned and winged animal, on a garlanded base and within a pyramidal pyre surmounted by an eagle, ∆P upper left
Reference: cf. SNG BnF 1307 ff.; SNG Levante 933 ff.; SNG Cop 333 ff.; CN
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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Tarsos, Pyre of Sandan, eagle on the top6 viewsCILICIA, Tarsos. 2nd-1st century BC. 6,9 g, 20 mm. Turreted head of Tyche (Helios) right / TARSEWN, Pyre of Sandan in the form of a pyramidal structure containing a figure of Sandan on lion right, surmounting a square base, eagle perched on apex, two monograms. SNG BN 1333-1334; Sear GIC 5672. Podiceps
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Tarsos; Head of Tyche r. Helios cm/ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ/ pyramidal pyre of Sandan; AE2120 viewsTarsos, Cilicia, c. 164 - 37 B.C. Bronze AE 21, SGCV II 5672; BMC Cilicia p. 180, 106 ff. var (monogram); SNG Cop 333-341 var (same), Tarsos mint, 6.297g, 21.6mm, 0o, c. 164 - 37 B.C.; obverse veiled and turreted head of Tyche right, c/m radiate head of Helios right within circle; reverse “ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ”, pyramidal pyre of Sandan on a garlanded base, Sandan stands inside with animal between two altars, eagle on top, MI and AP monograms left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Thessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries174 viewsThessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries. Circa 172-168 BC. AR Drachm (2.67 gm, 17 mm).
Obverse- Facing head of Helios.
Reverse- Rose, I-W on either side of stem; magistrate ERMIAS.
Price, "Larissa Hoard," pg. 241; SNG Helsinki 795.
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Thessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries. AR tetrobol 2.6gm.28 viewsSNG Keckman 794 / ca.170 BC
obv: head of Helios three quarters r.
rev: rose with bud to r.
ex- Sitichoro hoard
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Thessaly,Rhodian mercenaries. AR drachm 2.6gm24 viewsNC 1988 23 var. / 179-168 BC
obv: head of Helios facing slightly r.
rev: rose with bud to r.
stk. by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries
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Thessaly: Rhodian Mercenaries, silver drachm of King Perseus of Macedon, ca. 175-170 BC45 viewsObverse: head of Helios three-quarter facing right.
Reverse: rose, bud right.

2.54 g. Ex- "SmEagle1795" (Collectors Universe), 3/18/2014. Prior provenance to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Buy or Bid Sale #186, Lot 90, with description"Ex-Philip Davis Collection. Some iridescent toning. Choice Mint State."

HJB attribution & notes: "Price, KME-pp.241-2, SNG Keckman-794. Although the attribution of this issue has been debated, it seems likely that it was struck by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries, who would have been familiar with Rhodian issues, in the Third Macedonian War against the Romans (see R. Ashton, NC 1988, pp. 29-30)".
3 commentslordmarcovan
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Third_RIC 1969 viewsThis splendid portrait coin of Otho I obtained from a Helios auction (ex-Lynn). I decided to part with it and the coin found a new keeper in the NYINC. I am sure she/he will be happy with it!3 commentsjmuona
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Thrace, Istros, AE1996 views19mm, 6.37g
obv: head of Apollo? right, countermarks: head of Hermes wearing petasos right; facing head of Helios
rev: Eagle left, holding dolphin in talons, grain ear to left, XA[?] below

cf.:
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=28233
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Thrace, Serdica. Gallienus14 viewsThrace, Serdica. Gallienus (253-268). AE26, 16.00 gr. Obv. – Radiate bust to right – AYT K ГAЛЛIHNOC; Rev. – Helios advancing right, holding torch behind, arm raised before – OYLPIAC CERDIKHC. Varbanov bg 502. maxthrax
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Thrace, Topirus, Antoninus Pius19 viewsAntoninus Pius
Thrace, Topirus
Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC, laureate head right, countermark on neck
Rev.: ΕΠΙ ΦΑΒ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΕΙΝΟΥ ΤΟΠΕΙΡΕΙΤΩΝ, Hercules seated left on rock draped with lion skin
AE, 6.17g, 23.05mm
Ref.: Varbanov III 2668
Ex FORVM (2013), Ex Helios Numsimatik (2011)
shanxi
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Trajan Caesarea, Cappadocia AR Drachm Helios Atop Mt. Argaeus25 viewsObv.
AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB GERM DAK
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Rev.
DHMARC EX UPATO V
Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios
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Trajan Didrachm - Mount Argaeus40 viewsAR Didrachm
Cappadocia, 98-99 CE
6.92g, 21.5mm

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)

Rev: Mount Argaeus surmounted by Helios (?), holding orb and sceptre.

Syd 167 (?)
4 commentsKained but Able
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Troas. Abydos6 viewsSear 4015 var. (symbol), B.M.C. Troas 4.35 var. (symbol)

AE 19, struck mid 4th century B.C., 19.55 mm. max, 3.24 g, 0°

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left.

Rev.: Eagle standing right, wings closed, ABY behind, radiate head of Helios (symbol) before.
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Vespasian-RIC-1426118 viewsAR Denarius, 2.95g
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.; below, BY
RIC 1426 (R2). BMC 450. RSC 293a. RPC 828 (1 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Helios, eBay, 15 July 2012.

A rare mint mark for this type with the obverse legend COS III. Normally one would find the EPHE mint mark on the reverse. Apparently all the other coins from the same series are R3! A rare coin indeed.

The obverse is a bit flatly struck but otherwise the coin has excellent eye appeal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian-RIC-1547103 viewsAR Denarius, 3.59g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG; Victory stg. r., on globe, with wreath and palm
RIC 1547 (R2). BMC 498. RSC 588. RPC 1921 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Ex Nomos Obolos 7, 9 July 2017, lot 313.

An exceptionally rare denarius from Antioch - it is only the eighth known example (the others are: BM, Vienna, Tom Cederlind 2007, Helios 4, Gemini X, CNG E339, Lanz eBay 2017). This left facing portrait is unique in the Antiochene denarius issues, as well as the only appearance of Victory on globe in the series. Butcher and Ponting's metal analysis of the type found a silver bullion content of 99% - a remarkable level of fineness for an imperial or provincial issue at that time. The portrait style is identical to the Antiochene tetradrachms with the left facing portraits and eagle on base reverses struck somewhat contemporaneously in 71-72. This is strong evidence that the same die engravers were producing both imperial and provincial issues at Antioch.

A stunning portrait in ultra-high relief.
9 commentsDavid Atherton
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Volusian (251 - 253 A.D.)30 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K Γ AΦ ΓAΛ B BOΛOΥΣIANOΣ EΥΣ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: Radiate bust of Helios facing right; L - Γ (Year 3) flanking.
23mm
9.3g
Dattari (Savio) 5127; K&G 84.6 Emmett 3684

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