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A silver Greek Didrachm, Rhodes, ca. 3rd Century BC, set as a bracelet

GJ1806

Rhodes mint. The obverse depicting the facing head of the Greek sun god Helios looking slightly right, his hair flowing loosely around his face; the reverse depicting a rose with stem and bud,  ΔPΙΣTA above, a torch to the left,

P in field.  Set in a sterling silver chain bracelet.

Helios was the patron saint of Rhodes, where the famed Colossus of Rhodes, a massive statue of the god, was constructed in 278 BC to celebrate Rhodes's victory over Antigonus I Monophthalmus of Cyprus.

Dimensions: Length: 6 inches (15.2 cm), Weight: 19.5 g

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.

Provenance: Ex. private collection of S.H., Washington state, acquired from Nevada dealer in the early 2000's.



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