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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Anatolia > Caria > Rhodos > SH87324
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 170 - 150 B.C.
The c. 3 gram drachm standard on which this coin is struck, used by Rhodes and other Carian cities, is called 'Plinthophoric' for the square incuse around the reverse type (plinthos = brick or ingot). The archaized incuse reverse revived a characteristic more typical of the 5th century B.C.
SH87324. Silver hemidrachm, Jenkins Rhodian, group B, 37; BMC Caria p. 257, 301; SNG Cop 844; HGC 6 1462 (S) SNGvA -, gVF, toned, minor flaw on reverse, some die wear, porous, Rhodos (Rhodes, Greece) mint, weight 1.506g, maximum diameter 12.36mm, die axis 0o, c. 170 - 150 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse rose with bud to right, ∆EΞIKPATH[Σ] (Dexikrates) above, winged caduceus (control symbol) lower left, P-O across field under flower, all within an incuse square; SOLD


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