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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Caria| > |Rhodos| > GB34893
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 40 - 25 B.C.
|Rhodos|, |Rhodos,| |Carian| |Islands,| |c.| |40| |-| |25| |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.
GB34893. Bronze AE 36, Ashton Imperial p. 80, 106; HGC 6 1468 (S); SNG Keckman -, VF, Rhodos (Rhodes, Greece) mint, weight 19.735g, maximum diameter 35.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 40 - 25 B.C.; obverse radiate facing head of Helios; reverse rose, magistrate's name ΣΦAIPOΣ below, all within wreath; unusual large Greek bronze; scarce; SOLD











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