Rhodos

$995.00

Silver Didrachm.

Helios was adopted as the patron God of Rhodes upon the city’s founding and became the predominant obverse type of Rhodian coinage over the following four centuries. The rose was a pun on the city’s name, a common practice in Greek coinage, and also dominated the reverse of Rhodian coins until the first century AD.

Rhodos- A large and important island off the south-west coast of Asia Minor. One of the principle trading centers of the ancient world.

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Product Description

Silver Didrachm.

Helios was adopted as the patron God of Rhodes upon the city’s founding and became the predominant obverse type of Rhodian coinage over the following four centuries. The rose was a pun on the city’s name, a common practice in Greek coinage, and also dominated the reverse of Rhodian coins until the first century AD.

Rhodos- A large and important island off the south-west coast of Asia Minor. One of the principle trading centers of the ancient world.

Additional Information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

304 – 167 BC

Denomination

6.5 grams

Obverse

Radiate head of Helios 3/4 face to right.

Reverse

Rose with bud on right. MNA?IMAXO? above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left.