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Live auction - bgr_409501 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:20:29
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 230-205 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,64 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré un peu court sur le cou d’Hélios, avec le grènetis complet au revers. Jolie tête radiée. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES V, n° 91 et de la collection D. C


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


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une proue de galère tournée à droite.
Reverse legend : RODIWN// AMEIN-IAS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Ameinias).


Monétaire Ameinias. Pour ce type, il existe deux variétés avec le nom du magistrat avec différentes césures.

Historical background


(3rd - 2nd century BC)

Rhodes, federal capital, was founded in 408 BC, date of the beginning of coinage. Rhodes was besieged by Demetrius Poliorcetes in 305 BC It was a failure. The Rhodians thanked the protective god by erecting a statue to him at the entrance to 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 forbade the Rhodians to rebuild it. Rhodes, an ally of Rome, finally emancipated itself from Seleucid rule after 188 BC.

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