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Islands off Caria c 305–275 BC
Silver didrachm
This coin issue is contemporary to the Colossus of Rhodes. The statue of the Greek God Helios, the Colossus of Rhodes, adorned the port of the city of Rhodes and took 12 years to be erected between 292 and 280 BC. It was recorded as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction from an earthquake in 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues in the ancient world. Obverse: Features the radiate head of Helios facing right. Reverse: Shows a large rose with a smaller bud on the right. A small star is seen above NI in left field. PΟΔΙΟΝ.
Mint: Rhodes
Provenance: Private acquisition *

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