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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #2024

Rhodes (BC 88) AE 30

ca 88 BC. AE30 (17.59g, 11h). Radiate head of Helios right / Rose; headdress of Isis to left, thunderbolt to right. VF, attractive dark green patina with earthen highlights, slight roughness on reverse. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.

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.

File information
City/Mint name:Rhodes
Rating (8 votes):00000
Keywords:bronze / hellenistic
References:Ashton, Coinage 97 (A30/P96); SNG Keckman -; SNG Copenhagen 856
Valuation:CNG Auc. 69 (6/2005), lot 463 ($300 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:62 KiB
Date added:Jun 20, 2005
Dimensions:500 x 235 pixels
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