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Coin of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Sphairos

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Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, facing three-quarters to right. Reverse: Full-blown rose to front, within oak wreath. Inscriptions in Greek above and below rose. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 88–43 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 198.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.553

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins