Rhodes, Carian Islands, c. Mid 4th Century B.C.
This may be a fraction of the Pseudo-Rhodian "solar disk drachm" that suggests may be from Lampsakos under Memnon of Rhodes. Bronzes of a similar are now known.GS84169. Silver tetartemorion, Other than the two previous auction listings for this coin, apparently unpublished, VF, edge chip, 0.128 g, maximum 6.1 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, c. mid 4th century B.C.; facing of , delicate linear ring around; rose bloom; ex CNG e-auction 377 (29 Jun 2016), lot 130; ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 39 (3 Jan 2016), lot 386; unique(?); $320.00 (€284.80)
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 188 - 170 B.C.
was the ancient Greek personification of the sun. Each day he drove the chariot of the sun across the sky. The of Rhodes, the sixth of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was a huge statue of measuring 32 meters (100 feet) high, built at Rhodes in 280 B.C. The c. 3 gram on which this coin is struck, used by Rhodes and other Carian cities, is called 'Plinthophoric' for the square around the (plinthos = brick or ingot). The revived a characteristic more typical of the 5th century B.C.GS84891. Silver , , group A, 2; 1457 (C); -; -; -, gVF, , darker areas, porous, light marks and scratches, 2.578 g, maximum 15.5 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, magistrate Aetion, c. 188 - 170 B.C.; of right; rose with bud right, a bunch of grapes (control symbol) lower left, P - O across fields, ANTAIOΣ (magistrate) above, all within a shallow square; ex Numismatics e-sale 27 (28 May 2016), lot 245; $160.00 (€142.40)
, The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia
RichardOften called , editor. or SNG Helsinki. This volume, one of two for the Collection, is a primary reference for the coins of Karia. It is difficult to obtain but essential for dealers and specialist collectors.BKBKARIA. , The Erkki Collection in the Skopbank, Helsinki, I, Karia, 32 plates, 926 coins, ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE; $140.00 (€124.60)
Rhodos, Carian Islands, c. 170 - 150 B.C.
Rhodes was an important slave-trading center, best known for The of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The giant statue of was finished in 280 B.C., but destroyed by an earthquake later in that century. It inspired later sculptures including the Statue of Liberty.
GS76079. Silver , , group B, 39; I 647; p. 257, 299; 1458 (S), VF, nice , , light , , 1.232 g, maximum 12.8 mm, 0o, Rhodos (Rhodes, ) mint, c. 170 - 150 B.C.; of facing slightly right; ∆EΞAΓOPAΣ, rose with bud to right, P-O across fields, grapes lower left, all in shallow ; $120.00 (€106.80)
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