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Live auction - bgr_409625 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Didrachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Didrachme AU
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 13 December 2016 14:17:16
Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 250-230 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,75 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis complet au revers. Magnifique tête d’Hélios servie par la patine. Joli revers de style fin. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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, Niké debout à gauche, tenant la stylis de la main droite et l'aphlaston de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : R-O/ MNASIMACOS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Mnasimaxos).

Commentary


Monétaire Mnasimaxos.

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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