Hemidrachm - Nikephoros

Hemidrachm - Nikephoros -  obverseHemidrachm - Nikephoros -  reverse

© Fred Cherrygarden

Features

Country Rhodes
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 88 BC - 84 BC
Value 1 Hemidrachm (1/2)
Currency Drachm
Composition Silver
Weight 2.02 g
Diameter 14 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References HGCS# 6, 1461,
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2018. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 1. Handbook of Coins of Italy and Magna Graecia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825436 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 10. Handbook of Coins of the Southern Levant : Phoenicia, Southern Koile Syria (Including Judaea), and Arabia : Fifth to First Centuries BC . Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238754 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2013. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 12. Handbook of Coins of Baktria and Ancient India, Including Sogdiana, Margiana, Areia, and the Indo-Greek, Indo-Skythian, and Native Indian States South of the Hindu Kush : Fifth Century BC to First Century AD. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825450.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 2. Handbook of Coins of Sicily (Including Lipara) : Civic, Royal, Siculo-Punic, and Romano-Sicilian Issues : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238792.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2016. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.1. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 1. Macedon, Illyria, and Epeiros : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825412.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2017. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 3.2. Handbook of Coins of Macedon and Its Neighbors / Part 2. Thrace, Skythia, and Taurike : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780989825429 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2014. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 4. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece : Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2011. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 5. Handbook of Coins of the Peloponnesos : Achaia, Phleiasia, Sikyonia, Elis, Triphylia, Messenia, Lakonia, Argolis, and Arkadia : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238778.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2010. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 6. Handbook of Coins of the Islands : Adriatic, Ionian, Thracian, Aegean, and Carpathian Seas (excluding Crete and Cyprus) : Sixth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238761 .
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2012. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 7. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Anatolia, Pontos, Paphlagonia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lykaonia, and Kappadokia (with Kolchis and the Kimmerian Bosporos) : Fifth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238785.
  • Oliver D. Hoover; 2009. The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series / Volume 9. Handbook of Syrian Coins : Royal and Civic Issues : Fourth to First Centuries BC. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9780980238747.
Jenkins# 249 (Group E)
  • Gilbert Kenneth Jenkins; 1970. Antike Münzen und geschnittene Steine / Band 2.1. The Coinage of Gela : Text. Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, Germany.
  • Gilbert Kenneth Jenkins; 1970. Antike Münzen und geschnittene Steine / Band 2.2. The Coinage of Gela : Tafeln. Verlag Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, Germany.

Obverse

Radiate head of Helios right.

Reverse

Rose with bud to right, name of magistrate above, hand holding grain ear to lower right, all within incuse square.

Lettering:
NIKHΦOPO
P O

Edge

Plain

Comments

"Plinthophoric" issue. Further reference: SNG Keckman 676.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (88 BC - 84 BC) 

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