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bgr_365554 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Drachme XF/AU
175.00 €(Approx. 194.25$ | 159.25£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 205-190 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré. Frappe molle au droit. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection R. Chevallier (1922-2015)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hélios de trois quarts de face à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; un harpon dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : R-O/ GORGOS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Gorgos).

Commentary


Au revers, sur cet exemplaire, nous ne distinguons pas de symbole visible.

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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