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Rhodes Didrachm (Obv)


ISLANDS OFF CARIA: Rhodes. Ca. 230-205 BC. AR didrachm (6.63 gm). Radiate head of Helios 3/4 right. 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

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A very nice coin. Well struck and centered, all details clear and sharp, no significant wear. Does the picture accurately reflect the toning? I find that is a challenge to capture with the technology available to me. Congratulations on an excellent acquisition! -c
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Thanks, Clay. I agree that it's difficult to capture the proper color of coins. I'd have to say that this one is a little darker than the photos, but there's also a little more blue irridescence visible to the naked eye. But overall, it's fairly close.



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