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Live auction - bgr_507345 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore AU/XF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:12:53
Type : Drachme plinthophore
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,72 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Très belle tête d’Hélios au droit de haut relief. Frappe un peu brouillée au revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne
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, un harpon ? ; le tout dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : R- O// AGHSIDAMOS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Agésidamos).

Commentary


Magistrat : Artemon. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Nous ne pouvons pas déterminer le groupe car le symbole associé n’est pas visible.

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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