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bgr_783782 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme plinthophore AU/XF
280.00 €(Approx. 296.80$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Drachme plinthophore
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Joli portrait d’Hélios. Patine grise
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 droite, la coiffe d’Isis ; le tout dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : R- O// KUFANH.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Kyphanès).

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

After the Peace of Apamea in 188 BC, Rhodes regained its independence. The island experienced twenty years of prosperity until the Romans proclaimed Delos a free port in 167 BC after the defeat of Perseus, king of Macedonia. The Rhodian fleet had supported the Macedonian king. Rhodian trade declined after this date. In 88 BC after the massacre of 80,000 Romans and Italians in Asia Minor, Mithridates VI, king of Pontus besieged Rhodes, without success.

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