- A settlement in Caria
also known as
Rhodes was an important slave-trading center, best known for The Colossus of Rhodes.
The Colossus of Rhodes, the sixth of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was a huge statue of Helios measuring 32 meters (100 feet) high, built at Rhodes in 280 B.C. but destroyed by an earthquake later in that century.
It has inspired many later sculptures including the Statue of Liberty.
Modern location: Rhodos, Greece
Laureate head of Zeus right
P - O, Rose with bud to right. Control: TE to left
Ref: Ashton 234; HGC 6, 1469.
Radiate head of Helios right.
Rose with bud to right. Control: Isis headdress to right; all within incuse square
Ref: Jenkins 246; HGC 6, 1461
Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right
APTEMΩN / P-O, rose with bud to right, hook to left; all within incuse square.
Ref: Jenkins 50; SNG Helsinki 658. VF
radiate head of Helios right
rose with bud to right, pileus left all within incuse square; ΣTAΣIΩN / P_O
Ref: Jenkins, Rhodian, Group A, 13; cf. ...
Helios head facing slightly right
rose, grape cluster left, bud to the right; POΔION / E
Ref: Ashton, Colossus Series 1b. SNG Kec...
Head of nymph Rhodos right
P - O / Σ. Rose with bud right.
Ref: BMC 108 ff. var. (letter).
Radiate head of Helios right
P-O, rose; all within incuse square
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 860; SNG Keckman 702...