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Triton XXII, Lot: 273. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 205-190 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 13.48 g, 12h). Chian standard. Ainetor, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose in profile, with bud to right; AINHTΩP above; to left, butterfly flying right. Ashton 262; HGC 6, 1422; SNG Keckman –; SNG Copenhagen –; Karl –. EF. From the final issue of Rhodian tetradrachms. Very rare magistrate, only one in CoinArchives.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex CNG inventory 804459 (December 2008).

Ainetor is better known from the Alexander type tetradrachms that Rhodes issued concurrently with the present civic type.