ancient greek coin earrings

Hemidrachm 33595


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A highly styled hemidrachm of Helios from the Greek Island of Rhodes, modern day Turkey. Helios is the young Greek god of the sun, often confused with Apollo, god of light. Woken daily by the rooster, his sacred animal, Helios mounts his four horse chariot and leaves his palace in the east traveling the Heavens to his golden palace in the west. Brilliant rays encircle his head and his chariot glows like fire as he stops at high noon at the top of the sky and looks around, letting nothing escape his radiant gaze; hence, Helios sees and knows all that happens on earth. Circa 123 B.C. Framing: 18kt


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