Pseudo Rhodian Drachm for Cretan mercinaries - 171 BC

Ancient Coins - Pseudo Rhodian Drachm for Cretan mercinaries - 171 BC
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2.60g

Scrape above right eye and a bit overcleaned

Obv: Bust of Helios facing

Rev: Rose "RODION"

These "Pseudo Rhodian" Drachms were struck during the third Macedonian war to pay Cretan mercenaries. As the drachms of Rhodes circulated in Crete, they would have trusted the type.

Stylistically the obverse of this example is almost identical to (and appears to be a die match) to this CNG example <a href = "http://www.coinarchives.com/a/lotviewer.php?lotID=151200&AucID=181&lot=171>CNG MBS 73, lot 171</a>

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