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bgr_599529 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Hemidrachme plinthophore

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Hemidrachme plinthophore XF/AU
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Hemidrachme plinthophore
Date: c. 125-88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Hélios au droit à l’usure régulière. Revers de style très fin. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger. Magistrat : Antaios. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

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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