Drachma

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Rhode
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In the beginning of the 3rd century BC, the Greek colony of Rhode started to mint silver drachmas, with a female head and the Greek legend Rodeton facing up and a rose on the back.

The head is represented in profile, decorated with a spiky hairstyle and with a triple pendant earring and necklace. The modelling was done following the best artistic tradition of simple Greek.

Rhode chose a rose for the back of the drachmas in a clear allusion to the name of the colony.  

Numismatics

First third of 3rd century BC

Former collections of the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia

Inventory number: 

020491-N

20 mm
4.92 g
Rhode
Silver
RODETON.
Head of Arethusa-Persephone, facing left.
Anepigraphic
Rose seen from below.
Century: 3rd B.C.
Rhode - Dracma - Primer terç del segle III aC
Dracma