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Live auction - bgr_467631 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Double unité

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Double unité XF
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bgr_467631
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Type : Double unité
Date: c. 88-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan légèrement bombé, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Hélios. Joli revers. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Gorny & Mosch en mars 2010, n ° 1469, du stock de Zuzim (New York) et de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Hélios à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose en bouton, vu de face sur sa tige vue à gauche ; situle dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : R-O.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes).

Commentary


Cette série était datée entre 166 et 88 avant J.-C. précédemment. En réalité, elle est frappée au moment de la première guerre mithridatique. Les poids et les diamètres sont très variés.

Historical background


DECAY - ISLANDS DECAY - RHODES

(Second - first century BC)

After the peace of Apamea in 188 BC, Rhodes covered her independence. The island experienced twenty years of prosperity until the Romans proclaim Delos a free port in 167 BC after the defeat of Perseus, king of Macedonia. The Rhodian fleet had supported the Macedonian king. The Rhodian trade declined after this date. In 88 BC, after the massacre of 80,000 Romans and Italians in Asia Minor, Mithridates VI of Pontus Rhodes besieged unsuccessfully.

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