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Live auction - bgr_543052 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore MS
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Type : Drachme plinthophore
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Superbe portrait d’Hélios, bien venu à la frappe avec tous les détails de la chevelure bien visibles. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une lyre ; le tout dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : R- O// ARTEMWN.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Artemon).

Commentary


Magistrat : Artemon.

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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