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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Rhodos| > GB88996
Rhodos, Caria, c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Rhodes was an important slave-trading center, best known for The Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The giant statue of Helios was finished in 280 B.C., but destroyed by an earthquake later in that century. It inspired later sculptures including the Statue of Liberty.
GB88996. Bronze AE 11, cf. SNG Keckman 384 ff.; BMC Caria p. 238, 74 ff.; HGC 6 1479 (various control symbols), F, dark patina, tight flan, light deposits, light corrosion, tiny edge split, Rhodos (Rhodes, Greece) mint, weight 1.534g, maximum diameter 11.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; obverse head of Rhodos right, hair rolled, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace; reverse rose with bud to right, PO left (normally flanking), uncertain control symbol; $40.00











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