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Live auction - bgr_504896 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - PERAIA OF RHODES Drachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - PERAIA OF RHODES Drachme AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 195 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:12:23
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 190-160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carie, Pérée de Rhodes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,51 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré, un peu court sur le nom du magistrat. Très belle tête d’Hélios. Revers, légèrement stylisé. Belle patine de médaillier avec un argent légèrement cornné
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hélios de trois-quarts de face à gauche, les cheveux flottants au vent.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; un bucrane dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : R - O.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le nom de magistrat n’est pas visible.

Historical background


DECAY - ISLANDS DECAY - Perea RHODES

(Second century BC)

In addition to the island of Rhodes and the eponymous capital founded in 408-407 BC, the Rhodian thalassocracy had on the coast of Asia, a territory which extended its power (Perea). Rhodes was an early ally to the Romans and Attalids against the expansionist Antigonid and Seleucids. She brought a naval support to Rome during the Second Macedonian War against Philip V. It was the same in the struggle between the Romans and Antiochus III. Peace of Apamea in 188 BC grew continental territroires Rhodians in Caria and Lycia. But the unfortunate choice of Rhodes during the third war against Perseus of Macedonia (171-168 BC) made them lose most of their acquisitions Peace of Apamea. The Romans declared Delos, city and free port to compete Rhodes which put a halt to the expansion and business activities of the Rhodians.

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