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ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Colossus of Rhodes portrait on Drachm. Unpublished, Wonderful late Hellenistic style
Winning Bid: $320.00
Masterpiece of late Hellenistic style.
Part of a hoard. Unpublished thus unique pair of dies.
Estimated value $800
Mint state with original mint luster.
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14. Drachm (Silver, 20 mm, 4.37 g, 6 h), struck under magistrate Agathokles. Radiate head of Helios facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΡΟ / ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΗΣ Rose seen from above; above, palm branch and corn ear.
Ashton & Weiss – (but cf. 111, this obverse die A31). Karl -. Attractive and toned.
Helios or Apollo was the main deity of Caria and Rhodes. The Colosse’s radiated head could have served as a model for our coinage. Ancient greeks used coinage to advertise their places of tourism and pilgrimage, same as we do today with stamps. The stamp with Statue of Liberty is known worldwide. On the reverse, the rose, in Greek rodion, is a symbol of the city. This drachma belongs to the last phase of the Rhodesian coinage before the peace of Apamea. In total, for the drachmas of this period, R. Ashton listed 457 drachmas for 203 law wedges for twenty-one varieties and nine names of magistrates.
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|April 17, 2020 10:01 am||$320.00||reisender8||Auto|
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