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bgr_462671 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme XF
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 205-189 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Hélios. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hélios (Apollon) de face à droite, les cheveux flottants et tombant.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un caducée.
Reverse legend : R-O/ ARISTAKOS.
Reverse translation : (Rhodes/ Aristacos).

Commentary


Pour la magistrat Aristakos, nous avons aussi le didrachme associé à une statue cultuelle (Ashton n° 272).

Historical background


DECAY - ISLANDS DECAY - RHODES

(III - II century BC)

Rhodes, 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. Rhodes, an ally of Rome, finally emancipated the Seleucid guardianship after 188 BC.

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