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Live auction - bgr_504887 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore XF/VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:13:23
Type : Drachme plinthophore
Date: c. 190-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,06 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Hélios. Frappe faible et molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :


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


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


Magistrat : Agésidamos. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Avec le même non de magistrat, nous trouvons des monnaies beaucoup plus anciennes.

Historical background


(III - II century BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Helios or Apollo was the chief deity of Caria and Rhodes. The city, 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. On the reverse, the rose, Greek rodion is a linguistic symbol of the city and to assign this tetradrachm. It is possible that this coinage was made to settle a tribute to Antiochus III did not use the Rhodian standard, which could explain the relatively low manufacturing time, Rhodes ally of Rome finally emancipating the Seleucid guardianship after 188 BC.

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