Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Rhodes (AD 0-100) AE 16710 viewsca 1st century AD. AE16 (2.59g). Draped bust of Helios right / ΡΟ-ΔΙ-ΟΝ, Nike in long dress standing left on prow; palm branch in left hand, wreath in outstretched right hand. Rev. slightly decentered, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Rhodes (AD 0-100) AE 18201 views1st cent AD. AE18 (2.39g, 1h). Radiate head of Helios right / POΔ-IΩN, veiled female figure standing facing, holding wreath. Very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (AD 0-100) AE 19247 views1st cent AD. AE19 (3.98g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios right within dotted circle / Nike standing left on prow, holding ??, ΡΟΔΙΩΝ to left, within dotted circle.
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Rhodes (AD 0-100) AE 19261 viewsImperial Times, 1st cent AD. AE19 (2.84g). Helios radiate right / Serapis right. Nice very fine.
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Rhodes (AD 0-100) AE 20222 views1st cent AD. AE20 (5.64g, 7h). Radiate head of Helios right / PO-Δ-I-ΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left. Very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (AD 31-60) AE 19245 viewsca 31-60 AD. AE19 (4.51g). Draped bust of Nymph Rhodos right, head radiate / Ρ-Ο, Nike in long dress standing left; palm branch in left hand, wreath in outstretched right hand; aphlaston in field to left. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare issue. Gutknecht coll.
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Rhodes (AD 31-60) AE 19287 viewsca 31-60 AD. AE19 (3.09g). Draped bust of Helios or Nymph Rhodos right, head radiate / ΡΟΔΙΩΝ, Nike in long dress standing left, holding wreath in outstretched right hand. Dark brown patina, gVF. Rare issue. Joy coll.
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Rhodes (AD 31-61) AE 15215 viewsUnder Roman rule, ca 31-61 AD. AE15 (2.47g). Radiate head of Helios right / Ρ-Ο, Nike in long dress standing left; palm branch in left hand, wreath in outstretched right hand. Green patina, gVF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Rhodes (AD 54-68) AE 17 - Nero?286 viewsTime of Nero (?). AE 17 (3.01g). Jugate busts of Helios and Tyche / Nike on prow left. Attractive VF. Unique and unpublished.
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Rhodes (AD 54-68) AE 36 - Nero262 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE36 (28.99g, 1h). Radiate head right / RODI/WN, Nike standing left on prow, holding aplustre; rose to left. Near VF, black-green patina.
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Rhodes (AD 54-68) AE 38 - Nero129 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AE38 (24.15g, 12h). Radiate head right / Victory standing left on prow, holding wreath and palm frond; [rose] to lower left. VF, dark green patina.
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Rhodes (AD 81-96) AE 35 - Domitian30 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE35 - Drachm(?) (24.21g, 6h). Laureate and radiate head left / Nike standing left on prow, holding wreath and palm frond. VF, earthen green patina, two long cuts on obverse. Very rare.
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Rhodes (AD 81-96) AE 36 – Domitian235 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 (25.98g, 12h). AVTOK[PATΩP ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP], laureate and radiate head right / ΔO/ MITI/ A- CE/ BA/ CT/ A/ POΔIΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath n right and palm branch in left. Very rare. Extremely fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (AD 81-96) AE 36 – Domitian85 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE36 - Drachm(?) (23.71g, 1h). Radiate head right / Nike standing right on prow. VF, rough brown surfaces. Very rare. From Group CEM. Ex CNG 35 (9/1995), lot 1089; Henry Clay Lindgren Coll., 448; 1975 Rhodes hoard (CH 2, 136).
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Rhodes (AD 81-96) AE 37 - Domitian110 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AE37 (27.90g, 12h). Radiate and laureate head right / Nike standing on prow right, holding wreath and palm. Fine dark brown tone, gVF.
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Rhodes (AD 96) AE 32230 viewsfrom 96 AD. AE32 - Didrachm (12.86g, 2h). Radiate head of Helios right / Female figure standing facing between thymiateria and beneath billowing veil supported on either side by Nike; ΔΙΔΡΑ[ΧΜΟ]Ν around. VF, green patina. Drewry Coll.; Ex CNG 57 (5/2001), lot 816.
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Rhodes (AD 96-98) AE 34 - Nerva123 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE34 - Didrachm (23.04g, 1h). Laureate head right / Uncertain female figure (Rhode[?]) standing right, clasping hands with Helios, holding scepter, standing left. Good VF, brown patina. Rare. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg VII (11/1977), lot 604.
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Rhodes (AD 96-98) AE 36 - Nerva115 viewsNerva, 96-98 AD. AE36 - Didrachm (23.45g, 12h). AVTOKPATΩP KAICAP CEBACTOC NEP[OVA]C, laureate head right / ΔIΔPA/XMON down left, POΔIΩN up right, Tyche of Rhodes standing left, holding Nike and scepter. Good VF, brown patina. Apparently unique. From Group CEM. Ex Sternberg XI (11/1981), lot 293.
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Rhodes (AD 98-117) AE 36 - Trajan109 viewsTrajan, 98-117 AD. AE36 - Didrachm (24.48g, 1h). Laureate head right / Dionysus standing left, extending hand to panther standing on hind legs and holding thyrsus. Good VF, blue-green patina. Rare. From Group CEM. Ex Aufhäuser 12 (10/1996), lot 532.
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Rhodes (AD 1-100) AE 21120 viewsImperial Times. 1st century AD. AE21 (6.24g). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / POΔΙΩΝ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm. GVF.
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Rhodes (AD 100-200) AE 15192 views2nd cent AD. AE15 (2.83g, 1h). POΔ-IΩN, radiate and draped bust of Helios right / [POΔ]-IΩN, draped and radiate bust of Serapis with kalathos. Very fine. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (AD 138-161) AE 19 - Antoninus Pius237 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE19 (3.73 g). Laureate head right, ANTΩΝΙΝOC KAICAP / radiate and draped head Helios right, POΔΙΩN. Very fine.
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Rhodes (AD 177-192) AE 16 - Commodus247 viewsCommodus, 177-192 AD. AE16 (3.31g, 6h). POΔI – ΩN (partly retrograde), cuirassed, draped and radiate bust right / POΔI – ΩN (partly retrograde), radiate and draped bust of Helios right. Extremely fine. Ex Aufhäuser, Auc 9 (10/1992), Nr. 343. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (BC 27) Drachm361 viewsafter 27 BC. AR Drachm (2.97g, 12h). Cistophoric standard. Radiate facing head of Helios / RODIwN, open rose seen from above. EF, beautiful iridescent toning, bump on left cheek. Very rare.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 33248 viewsLate 1st cent BC-mid 1st cent AD. AE33 - Drachm (25.27g, 12h). Satyros, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose seen from above; ΣΑΤΥΡΟΣ below; all within oak wreath. VF, dark green patina. Ex Prof. Angelo Signorelli Collection, Part I (P. & P. Santamaria, 10/1951), lot 537.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 34225 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 (24.35g, 12h). Antipatros, magistrate. Head of young Dionysos left, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing right on low basis; ΑΝΤΙ-ΠΑ-ΤΡΟΥ in right field. Near VF, mottled brown patina, partial flat strike on the reverse. Drewry Coll.; Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, June 1978.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 34210 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 (31.33g, 12h). Teimostratos, magistrate. Radiate head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing right on prow, holding aplustre; TEI-M[O]-CTPA/TOY around. Near VF, mottled brown patina with traces of green on obverse, minor pitting on reverse. An apparently unique and unpublished variety. Drewry Coll.; Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, June 1978.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 34200 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 (19.26g, 1h). Hierokles, magistrate. Radiate head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing left on globe, holding [aplustre or wreath]; IERO/[KL]E(o)U[C] in right field. Near VF, mottled brown patina with green overtones, partial flat strike on reverse. Drewry Coll.; Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, June 1978.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 34128 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 (24.97g, 12h). Antipatros, magistrate. Radiate and wreathed head of Dionysos left / Nike advancing right on prow, holding aphlaston and palm; EΠI AN[TI]/ΠA/TPO[Y] across fields. Good VF, dark green patina. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts V (2/1978), lot 326.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 3446 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE34 - Didrachm (21.18g). Radiate head of Helion right / ΔΙΔΡΑΧΜΟN - POΔIΩN, Nemisis (?) standing between two thymiateria, and beneat a canopy supported on either side by flying Nike. Nice dark original green earthen patina. Good VF. Very rare.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 35237 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE35 (24.39g, 1h). Damaratos, magistrate. Radiate head of young Dionysos left, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing right on prow, holding [aplustre]; EPI DA-MARA/MTOU/TO (sic) across fields. Near VF, mottled brown patina, reverse double struck. Drewry Coll.; Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, June 1978.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 35193 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE35 (25.55g). Teimistratos, magistrate. Head of young beardless Dionysos right, wearing radiate crown and ivy wreath / Rose; ROΔIΩN / TA-MIA / TEIM-OCTPA/TOY, in left field. Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, Inc., Hazlet. Rare. Olive green patina. Large flan. Very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 35195 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE35 (25.55g). Teimistratos, magistrate. Head of young beardless Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing left on low basis; ROΔIΩN / TA-MIA / TEIM-OCTPA/TOY, in left field. Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, Inc., Hazlet. Rare. Light brown patina. Very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 35208 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE35 (21.13g, 1h). Eudoros, magistrate. Head of young beardless Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / POΔIΩN - EΠI EYΔΩPOV, Nike on globe advancing right; before, rose. Almost extremely fine. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auc 67 (5/1994), Nr. 288. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 36244 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE36 (23.39g, 1h). Chareinos, magistrate. Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing left on prow, holding aplustre; rose in left field, ΕΠΙ/XΑΡ[ΕΙΝ]/ΟΥ in right. Near VF, mottled brown patina. Drewry Coll.; Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, June 1978.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 37233 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE37 (25.70g). Antipatros, magistrate. Head of young beardless Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Nike standing left on low basis; ΑΝΤΙ-ΠΑ-ΤΡΟΥ in left field. Dark olive-green patina, broad flan, corrosion on rev., VF/aVF. Gutknecht coll.
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Rhodes (BC 31-AD 60) AE 37218 viewsca 31 BC-60 AD. AE37 (21.47g, 1h). Hypsikles, magistrate. Head of young beardless Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / POΔI / ΩN - EΠI Y / ΨIK[ΛHOVC], Nike standing left on prow of ship. Extremely fine. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung, Auc 64 (10/1993), Nr. 183. Ex Karl coll.
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) AE 18286 viewsca 40-25 BC. AE18 (3.49g). Radiate head of Helios right / ΡΟΔΙωΝ, open rose, seen from above; herm. EF, wonderful green patina.
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) AE 36550 viewsca 88-43 BC(?) AE36 (22.72g). Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly right / PO, Rose seen from above; ΣΩΣΘΕΝΗΣ below; all within oak wreath. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Sternberg, Zurich VIII (1978), lot 138.1 comments
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) Didrachm238 viewsca 40 BC-25 AD. AR Didrachm (21mm, 3.82g, 9h). Timostratos, magistrate. Radiate facing head of Helios / Rose in full bloom, ΤΙΜΟΣΤΡΑΤΟΣ around. EF, toned.
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) Didrachm203 viewsca 40 BC-25 AD. AR Didrachm (19mm, 4.10g, 6h). Helios radiate hd 3/4 right / Full-blown rose from above, corn-ear within border of dots, P - O around, ΑΙΝΕΑΣ (magistrate).
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) Didrachm248 viewsca 40 BC-25 AD. AR Didrachm (20 mm, 4.28g, 12h). Helios radiate head 3/4 right / Full-blown rose from above, corn-ear w/in border of dots, P - O around.
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) Drachm278 viewsca 40 BC-25 AD. AR Drachm (4.21g). Phainilas, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Open rose; acrostolion below, ΦΑΙΝΙΛΑΣ around. EF, lightly toned, minor obverse die rust.
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Rhodes (BC 40-AD 25) Drachm418 viewsca 40 BC-25 AD. AR Drachm (4.32g). Aineas, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Open rose; ear of corn below, ΑΙΝΕΑΣ around. Toned. Good style. Large flan, EF. Ex Naville & Cie., Geneva - Ars Classica, Geneva 15 (Lucerne 1930), lot 995; 16 (Lucerne 1933), lot 1420, and J. Schulman (Den Haag, 5/1938), lot 164.
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Rhodes (BC 88) AE 28316 viewsca 88 BC, Siege of Mithradates VI. AE28 (14.61g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose; helmet to left, thunderbolt to right. VF, dark brown patina. Good strike on a broad flan, much superior most published specimens in the series.

Struck during Mithradates VI's failed 6-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.)
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Rhodes (BC 88) AE 30620 viewsca 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.
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Rhodes (BC 88-84) Hemidrachm261 viewsca 88-84 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.30 gm). Radiate head of Helios facing / Rose, star to right, ΜΗΝΟΔΩΡΟΣ (magistrate) above. Toned EF, hairline flan crack.
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Rhodes (BC 100) Hemidrachm345 viewsafter 100 BC. AR Hemidrachm - Triobol (1.14g). Radiate head of Helios 3/4 right / Rose with two buds, star to right, ΜΗΝΟΣ (?) (magistrate) above. EF.
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Rhodes (BC 100-0) AE 17458 views1st century BC. AE17 (4.4g). Radiate head of Helios right / ΡΟΔΙΩΝ, rose seen from above, Herm below. aEF. Ex Münzzentrum Köln 65 (1988), 207 and Ex Gorny & Mosch, 169 (2008), 770.
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Rhodes (BC 120-84) AE 28251 viewsca 120-84 BC. AE28 (17.95g). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose; cornucopiae to left, caduceus to right. Dark green patina, gVF. Rare. Gutknecht coll.
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) AV 1/4 Stater693 viewsca 125-88 BC. AV 1/4 Stater (12mm, 2.10g, 12h). Diogne(tos), magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to right; ΔIOΓNH above, P-O flanking, crested helmet to lower left. Near EF, tiny die break on obverse, slight die shift on reverse, slight wave in flan. Well centered obverse. Very rare. Ex Gorny & Mosch 190 (10/2010), lot 285.
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) Drachm283 viewsca 125-88 BC. AR Drachm (2.54g, 16mm). Radiate head Helios right / Rose with bud to right, P-O, ΦΙΛΟ[...]TPAΣ. Very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) Drachm361 viewsca 125-88 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 2.94g, 12h). Antaios, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose, bud to right; sun to right, ΑΝΤΑΙΟΣ above. Superb EF, slight reverse die shift.
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) Drachm257 viewsca 125-88 BC. AR Drachm (17 mm, 2.52g, 1h). Helios radiate head right / Rose with bud to left, rising sun to right, P--O below rose, ΑΝΤΑΙΟΣ (magistrate).
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Rhodes (BC 125-88) Hemidrachm300 viewsca 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.25g, 14mm). Magistrate Melantas. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose; ΜΕΛΑΝΤΑΣ (magistrate) above, grape bunch to right; all within incuse square. Near EF.
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Rhodes (BC 166-88) Drachm242 views166-88 BC. AR Drachm (1.74g, 15mm). Radiate head Helios right / Rose with stalk on either side; MAHΣ (magistrate) above; in field P-O; all within incuse square. Nice very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 170-150) Drachm232 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.95g, 12h). ‘Plinthophoric’ coinage. Athanodoros, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to right; wing to left, AΘANOΔΩPOΣ above; all within incuse square. EF.
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Rhodes (BC 170-150) Hemidrachm289 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 1.36g). Dexikrates, magistrate. Three-quarter facing head of Helios, radiate, head turned slightly right / Rose with bud right; winged caduceus to left, ΔΕΞΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ above. VF, lightly toned. David Herman Coll.
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Rhodes (BC 170-150) Hemidrachm224 viewsca 170-150 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.24g, 12mm). Melantas magistrate. Head of Helios three-quarter facing / MEΛANTAΣ; P-O; bug right; above; wasp left. GVF.
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Rhodes (BC 175-150) Hemidrachm419 viewsca 175-150 BC. AR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.41g). Dexikrates, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud right; Isis crown to left, ΔΕΞΙΚΡΑΤΗΣ above; all within incuse square. VF.
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Rhodes (BC 188-170) Drachm280 viewsca 188-170 BC. AR Drachm (2.90g, 14.51mm). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O flanking Rose; bud to right; APIΣTOKPITOΣ (magistrate) above; cornucopiae to left; within shallow incuse square. Nice very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 188-170) Drachm362 viewsca 188-170 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.12g, 12h). Agemachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose, bud to right; aphlaston to left, ΑΓΕΜΑΧΟΣ above. EF, darkly toned, spot of encrustation on reverse. Struck from artistic dies.
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Rhodes (BC 188-170) Drachm469 viewsca 188-170 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 2.96g). Anaxidotos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose; serpent coiled about omphalos to left; all within incuse square. Good VF, toned.
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Rhodes (BC 188-170) Drachm35 viewsca 188-170 BC. AR Drachm (2.55g, 14mm). Aetion, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / AETIΩN, P-O, Rose; bunch of grapes to left; all within incuse square. Toned, VF. Franke coll.
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Rhodes (BC 188-170) Drachm63 viewsca 188-170 BC. AR Drachm (2.82g, 14mm). Xenokrates, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios right / ΞENOKPAT, P-O, Rose; lyra to left; all within incuse square. VF. Franke coll.
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Rhodes (BC 188-84) Diobol193 viewsca 188-84 BC. AR Diobol (0.93g). Radiate head of Helios right / Rose, P-O; bud to left, star symbol to right; within dotted circle. Good very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 188-84) Diobol239 viewsca 188-84 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.93g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose with bud to left; caduceus to right. Superb EF, toned.
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Rhodes (BC 188-84) Diobol248 viewsca 188-84 BC. AR Diobol (0.95g, 11h). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, Rose with bud to left; star to right. Superb EF, toned. Choice flan.
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Rhodes (BC 188-84) Diobol302 viewsca 188-84 BC. AR Diobol (0.88g). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O, rose with bud to left; caduceus to right. EF, toned. Ex Auktion Tkalec & Rauch 4 (1989), lot 141.
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Rhodes (BC 188-84) Diobol180 viewsca 188-84 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.96g, 1h). ‘Plinthophoric’ coinage. Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to left and right; no ethnic. Good VF. Possibly an unpublished variety without ethnic and symbol.
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Rhodes (BC 205-188) Drachm242 viewsca 205-188 BC. AR Drachm (14mm, 2.59g, 12h). Helios head facing slightly right, Gorgon-like with snake-like hair / Rose wtih bud to right, bowcase to left, P - O below rose, ΓΟΡΓΟΣ (magistrate) above. An interesting double-pun - on Rhodes/rose and Gorgos/gorgon-like Helios.
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Rhodes (BC 205-188) Drachm337 viewsca 205-188 BC. AR Drachm (2.66g), magistrate Ainetor. Three-quarter facing head of Helios, head turned slightly right / Rose; butterfly to left, ΑΙΝΗΤΩΡ above. Good VF, slightly grainy surfaces, hairline flan crack. Interesting symbol.
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Rhodes (BC 205-188) Hemidrachm252 viewsca 205-188 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.57g, 13mm). Akesis magistrate. Head of Helios three-quarter facing / AKEΣIΣ; P-O around stalk; bud right, lyre left. Good very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 205-188) Tetradrachm249 viewsca 205-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.91g, 12h). Onasandros, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; to left, pileos surmounted by star; ONAΣANΔPOΣ above. EF, minor die rust.
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Rhodes (BC 229-205) Diobol418 viewsca 230-205 BC. AR Diobol (0.96g). Radiate head of Helios right / P-O on either side of two rosebuds, oil-lamp above.1 comments
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Rhodes (BC 229-205) Diobol152 viewsca 229-205 BC. AR Diobol (10mm, 0.83g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios right / Two rose buds; shield above. VF, toned, minor porosity.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 14224 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE14 (3.71g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Rose with radiate sun behind. P - O in field.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 14187 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE14 - Dichalkon (2.37g). Laureate head of Zeus right / P-O, rose with bud to right, within radiate ring. Green patina, VF. Rare. Joy coll.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 18255 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE18 - Tetrachalkon (4.90g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus right / P-O, rose with bud to right; TE to left. Good VF, choice dark green patina.

Ashton links this and several related coinage issues to the period immediately after the great earthquake that struck Rhodes circa 229-226 BC. The city and port were devastated, and the great bronze Colossus beside the harbor was demolished. Greek states all over the eastern Mediterranean shipped in relief supplies, with Ptolemy III of Egypt being particularly generous. The Zeus head may reflect an Egyptian connection - the Rhodians honoring their benefactors.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 18249 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE18 - Tetrachalkon (5.79g). Laureate head of Zeus right / P-O, rose with bud to right; monogram to left. Olive-green patina, VF. Joy coll.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 19206 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE19 - Tetrachalkon (5.25g). Laureate head of Zeus right / P-O, rose with bud to right, ΦΙ to left. Green patina, VF/gF. Joy coll.
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Rhodes (BC 229-226) AE 19210 viewsca 229-226 BC. AE19 - Tetrachalkon (5.95g). Laureate head of Zeus right / P-O, rose with bud to right, TE to left. Dark green patina, VF. Joy coll.; ex CNG XXIII (1992), 217.
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Rhodes (BC 230-205) Hemidrachm199 viewsca 230-205 BC, AR Hemidrachm (1.22g, 12mm). Head of Helios three-quarter facing. / EYKPATHΣ, Anchor mark; Rose, P-O around stalk. Almost very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 230-205) Tetradrachm307 viewsca 230-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.50g). Tharsytas, magistrate. Facing radiate head of Helios / Rose with bud; eagle on torch, ΘΑΡΣΥΤΑΣ. Near EF. Well struck, good metal.
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Rhodes (BC 230-205) Tetradrachm278 viewsca 230-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.53g, 12h). Helios radiate head 3/4 to right / Rose with bud to right, thunderbolt to left, ΡΟΔΙΟΝ above, ΑΜΕΙΝΙ−ΑΣ (magistrate).
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Rhodes (BC 230-205) Tetradrachm289 viewsca 230-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.56g, 12h). Aristokritos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / ΡΟΔΙΟΝ, rose with bud to right; aplustre to left, ΑΡΙΣΤΟΚ−ΡΙΤΟΣ below. Near EF, light toning. Well centered. Ex Triton III (12/1999), lot 565.

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Rhodes (BC 230-205) Tetradrachm307 viewsca 230-205 BC. AR Tetradrachm (13.53g, 1h). Eukrates, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; thunderbolt to left, ΕΥΚΡΑΤΗΣ below. Superb EF. Exceptional strike with fresh dies.
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Rhodes (BC 250) Didrachm284 viewsca 250 BC. AR Didrachm (6.60g). Radiate head of Helios 3/4 right / Rose, ΡΟΔΙΟΝ above, star and ΔΙ to left. Ex Gorny & Mosch (1994), lot 284.
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Rhodes (BC 250-229) Didrachm305 viewsca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (18mm, 6.21g). Agesidamos, magistrate. Radiate, three-quarter facing head of Helios, head turned slightly right / Rose with bud right; to left, Artemis walking left holding torch in both hands. VF, toned, a little rough around edges.
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Rhodes (BC 250-229) Didrachm169 viewsca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (19mm, 6.65g, 12h). Hagesidamos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; AΓHΣIΔAMOΣ above; to left, Artemis, holding torch, running left. Good VF, toned. Ex Elsen 69 (3/2002), lot 224.
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Rhodes (BC 250-230) Didrachm239 viewsca 250-230 BC. AR Didrachm (6.79g). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; Athena holding aphlaston to left, TIMOΘΕΟΣ (magistrate) above. Good very fine.
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Rhodes (BC 250-230) Didrachm291 viewsca 250-230 BC. AR Didrachm (6.76g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; Athena holding aphlaston to left, TIMOΘΕΟΣ (magistrate) above.
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Rhodes (BC 250-230) Didrachm256 viewsca 250-230 BC. AR Didrachm (6.90 gm). Herasikles, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O flanking stem, rose with bud to right; helmet to left, ΕΡΑΣΙΚΛΗΣ above. Toned EF, artistic, hight relief obverse die.
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Rhodes (BC 250-230) Didrachm256 viewsca 250-230 BC. AR Didrachm (6.74g). Magistrate Mnasimachos. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose with bud to right; Athena holding aphlaston to left, ΜΝΑΣΙΜΑΧΟΣ above. Toned EF.
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Rhodes (BC 275-250) Didrachm356 viewsca 275-250 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61g, 12h). Erasikles, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose with bud to right; EPAΣΚΛΗΣ above, helmet to lower left. EF, obverse a little soft.
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Rhodes (BC 275-250) Didrachm301 viewsca 275-250 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.65g). Aristobios, magistrate. Three-quarter facing head of Helios, head turned slightly right / Rose with bud; wreath to left, ΑΡΙΣΤΟΒΙΟΣ above. VF. David Herman Coll.
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Rhodes (BC 275-250) Diobol466 viewsca 275-250 BC. AR Diobol (0.93g). Head of Helios right / Two rosebuds, helmet above. VF.1 comments
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Rhodes (BC 304-275) Didrachm278 viewsca 304-275 BC. AR Didrachm (6.64g). Head of Helios facing slightly to right / Rose, grape bunch to left, bud to right, E-Y. Nice VF.
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Rhodes (BC 304-275) Didrachm392 viewsca 304-275 BC. AR Didrachm (6.86g, 12h). Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / ΡΟΔΙΟΝ, rose with bud to right; grape cluster and EY to left. Good VF, toned, reverse slightly double struck.
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Rhodes (BC 305-275) Didrachm313 viewsca 305-275 BC. AR Didrachm (6.41g). Radiate head of Helios right / Rose with bud to right; EY and cornucopiae to left. Lightly toned VF. The profile head of Helios is quite different from the usual facing heads and can be taken as a representation of the head of the famous Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was under construction at the time this coin was struck.
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