Dichalkos Zeus, prow of galley

Dichalkos (Zeus, prow of galley) - obverseDichalkos (Zeus, prow of galley) - reverse

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Issuer Arados (Phoenician cities)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 174 BC - 141 BC
Value 1 Dichalkos = 2 Chalkon (1⁄24)
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 3.4 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 89679
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References GCV# 6001,
David R. Sear; 2004. Greek Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. Europe. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
BMC Greek# 104-141,
Reginald Stuart Poole; 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 2. Sicily. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.
And 26 more volumes.
SNG Cop# 36cf
Niels Breitenstein, Willy Schwabacher; 1942. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. Danish National Museum / Volume 1. Italy, Part 1 : Etruria - Campania. Einar Munksgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.
And 43 more volumes.


Head of Zeus right.


Triple-pointed ram of galley left; above, Phoenician letters; below, year of issue in Phoenician figures.


Struck in Arados.

Variants of letterings are known, usually determining its minting year.

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ND (174 BC - 141 BC) 

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