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Live auction - bgr_582305 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Didrachme

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:21:50
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Didrachme
Date: c. 250-230 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,13 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée, bien lisible et identifiable. Joli portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


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, 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).


Monétaire Mnasimaxos.

Historical background


(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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