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2-drachma coin of Rhodes with head of Nerva

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Obverse: Laureate head of Nerva to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Rhodes, standing to left, holds Nike in outstretched right hand, sceptre in raised left. To right and left: inscriptions in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1891: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6766 [said to be from A. Lawson, Smyrna, 1891]); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (sale of the Lockett Collection, part IV, London, February, 21-23, lot 2907); purchased at the Lockett sale by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Place, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 96–98

Mint

Rhodes, Asia: Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 25.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1054

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins