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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Rhodos| > GB93817
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 200 - 190 B.C.
|Rhodos|, |Rhodos,| |Carian| |Islands,| |c.| |200| |-| |190| |B.C.|, Helios is the god and personification of the Sun in Greek mythology. He is the son of the Titan Hyperion and the Titaness Theia (according to Hesiod), also known as Euryphaessa (in Homeric Hymn 31) and brother of the goddesses Selene, the moon, and Eos, the dawn. Helios was described as a handsome young man crowned with the shining aureole of the Sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night. In the Homeric Hymn to Helios, Helios is said to drive a golden chariot drawn by steeds (HH 31.14-15); and Pindar speaks of Helios's "fire-darting steeds" (Olympian Ode 7.71). Still later, the horses were given fire related names: Pyrois, Aeos, Aethon, and Phlegon. The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology was Sol.
GB93817. Bronze AE 12, Ashton 332; SNG Keckman 607 ff.; SNG Cop 858; HGC 6 1481, aVF, dark patina, rough, Rhodos (Rhodes, Greece) mint, weight 1.446g, maximum diameter 12.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 200 - 190 B.C.; obverse radiate head of Helios right; reverse rose with two buds, P-O flanking; from the Errett Bishop Collection; scarce; $75.00











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