ISLANDS OFF CARIA: Rhodes. Ca. 230-205 BC. AR didrachm (6.63 gm). RODION, large rose with single bud to right, Apollo with lyre to left, KES-IS below. Ashton, "The Coinage of Rhodes 408-ca. 190 BC," pl. 6.9 (same obverse die).
A magnificent specimen, deeply struck from fresh dies of excellent style, and beautifully toned. Good extremely fine.
Ex. M & M Basel VII, December 1948, lot 483.
Ex. NGSA 4, lot 99; December 2006.
Ex. Edward J. Waddell; January 2009