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bgr_565979 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Didrachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Didrachme AU
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Price : 580.00 €
Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 250-230 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carie, Rhodes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 6,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, légèrement décentré au revers. Très belle tête d’Hélios, bien venue à la frappe. Joli revers, très agréable. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Hélios de trois quarts de face à droite, rayonnant.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un casque phrygien.
Reverse legend : RODION// ERASIKLHS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Erasiclès).

Commentary


Magistrat Erasiclès. En réalité, ce monétaire semble le plus rare des quatre monétaires.

Historical background


DECAY - ISLANDS DECAY - RHODES

(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.

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