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2-drachma coin of Rhodes with head of Tyche (?)

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Obverse: Head of Tyche (?) right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Helios, radiate, standing left, crowning a trophy which stands on a pile of shields. Inscription in Greek around, right to left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Mint

Rhodes, Asia: Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.440

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins