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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.
GS89321. Silver hemidrachm, Jenkins Rhodian, group B, 41; HGC 6 1462 (S); cf. SNG Cop 844 (ΞENOKΛHΣ); SNG Keckman -; SNG MŁnchen -; BMC Caria -, aVF, areas of corrosion, porosity tiny edge chips, Rhodos (Rhodes, Greece) mint, weight 1.104g, maximum diameter 12.1mm, die axis 0o
, magistrate Zenophantos, c. 170 - 150 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse ΞENOΦANTOΣ (magistrate), rose with bud to lower right, star of eight rays (control symbol) lower left, P-O flanking across fields, all within incuse square; scarce
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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