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90060094
Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 94. Estimate CHF50000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF60000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 404-385 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 15.50 g 12). Head of Helios facing, turned slight to the right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙΟΝ Rose with bud to right; on left, grain ear over Ζ. Ashton 32. Bérend 56. Hecatomnus 62 (A41/P51). Extremely rare. A remarkably fine example, toned, beautifully struck and of fine style. A few very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.


Ex Triton XIII, 5 January 2010, 209 .

This head of Helios is filled with emotion: his eyes radiate understanding, rather than the anger or sadness they appear to have on other dies. The quality of this piece is outstanding - the dies show no sign of wear; and the mint workers used them to produce a coin that is very strongly struck, in high relief and well-centered.