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Use of the Genetive Name Form

Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 865. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 125-88 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.33 g, 12h). ‘Plinthophoric’ coinage. Diognetos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to left; ΔIOΓNHTOY above, sun to right. Cf. Jenkins, Rhodian, Group D, 103 and 110; SNG Keckman -; SNG Copenhagen -. EF.

Part of the name of Jenkins 103 magistrate, ΔIOΓENHΣ, is visible under ΔIOΓNHTOY. Another interesting and significant use of the genitive for the magistrate’s name.