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Live auction - bgr_469412 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - RHODES Trihemidrachme

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Type : Trihemidrachme
Date: c. 70-60 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhodes, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 4,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan large, bien centré. Portrait très légèrement décentré sur le menton. Revers fantastique. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
BMC.- - Aulock- - Cop. - EKC. - Lockett2349 - P.- - Delepierre
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection A. S., de MONNAIES 45, n° 139 (320€ + frais) et de la collection J.-M. F


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


Reverse description : Rose en bouton, vu de face sur sa tige vue à gauche ; au-dessous, un acrostolium ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : R-O/ FAINILAS.
Reverse translation : (de Rhodes/ Phainilas).


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du British Museum, p. 17, n° 327. La plupart des exemplaires proviennent du trésor de 1971.

Historical background


(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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