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Lot # 84 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$20000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 15000 + Buyers Fee
Caria, Rhodes. Tetradrachm
Caria, Rhodes. 408/7-405/4 BC. Tetradrachm, 15.29g. (12h). Obv: Head of Helios three-quarters right. Rx: ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose; pecten at lower left. Berend 6. Wonderful dies. Near Mint State..

Exceptional style and preservation; among the finest early Rhodian tetradrachms in existence. Richard Ashton persuasively argues in "A Revised arrangement for the earliest coinage of Rhodes", Essays Carson-Jenkins, p. 8, that this issue with pecten symbol is among the very earliest, preceded only by the eagle-on-rock and club issues.
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