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Live auction - bgr_431591 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Tétradrachme AU

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Type : Tétradrachme 
Date: c. 230-205 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 24  mm
Orientation dies : 12  h.
Weight : 13,64  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré un peu court sur le cou d’Hélios, avec le grènetis complet au revers. Jolie tête radiée. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés 
Catalogue references : BMC.120 pl. 38/1  - Aulock2799  - Delepierre3761  - GC.5046  - EKC.542  - HGCS. 6/1432 (R1) 
Predigree : Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES V, n° 91 et de la collection D. C 
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Hélios de trois quarts de face à droite, rayonnant .
Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une proue de galère tournée à droite .
Reverse legend : RODIWN// AMEIN-IAS .
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Ameinias) .
Monétaire Ameinias. Pour ce type, il existe deux variétés avec le nom du magistrat avec différentes césures.


(III - II century BC)

Rhodes, the federal capital, was founded in 408 BC, the date of minting. Rhodes was besieged by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 305 BC It was a failure. The Rhodians thanked the patron god raising a statue at the entrance of the port. Chares of Lindos built the Colossus of Rhodes between 292 and 284 BC It was one of the seven wonders of the world. 33 meters high, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC An oracle prohibited Rhodians to rebuild. Rhodes, an ally of Rome, finally emancipated the Seleucid guardianship after 188 BC.