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bgr_838996 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Tétradrachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Tétradrachme AU
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Price : 1 400.00 €
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 230-205 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Rose sur sa tige avec un bouton à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un aigle debout à droite sur un foudre.
Reverse legend : R-O// QARSUTAS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Tharsytas).

Commentary


Monétaire Tharsytas.

Historical background


CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES

(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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