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Coin Detail
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ID:     850763
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     CARIA, ISLANDS OFF
City:     Rhodos
Issuer:     Rhodes
Date Ruled:     Circa 188-84 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Diobol
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 188-84
Diameter:     10 mm
Weight:     0.83 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Radiate head of Helios right
Reverse Legend:     P-O
Reverse Description:     Rose with bud to left
Primary Reference:     SNG Keckman -
Reference2:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=145033
Grade:     Good VF, toned
Notes:     Nice metal; rare. Usually featuring a symbol below the O in the ethnic, this diobol instead displays the third letter of the ethnic, an interesting variety attributed possibly to an engraver’s error.