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Live auction - bgr_440750 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:27:59
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 84-30 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis complet au revers. Belle tête d’Hélios. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock GN

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d'Hélios de trois-quarts de face à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose en bouton, vu de face sur sa tige vue à gauche ; au-dessous, un épi de blé à droite ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : R-O.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes).

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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