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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Rhodos| > GS89321
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 170 - 150 B.C.
|Rhodos|, |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 Munchen -; 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; SOLD











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