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12mm Ancient Coin of Helios


Ancient coin with bee. 

  • Set in 18k yellow gold, hand made in Bali
  • 20inch 18k gold Italian made cable chain
  • 12mm, 1 gram authenticated coin
  • From Carian Islands, Rhodes 
  • 125-88 BC, AR Hemidrachm
Rhodes was renowned throughout the ancient world for the colossal  statue of Helios erected by the sculptor Chares, a student of Lysippos, which stood at the entrance to their harbor.  The portrait of Helios appearing on this coin is believed to have been characterized by the features created by Chares for the Colossus of Rhodes.   

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