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Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

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Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair in flying locks. Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right and small bunch of grapes at left. Below at left, E; above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 360–304 B.C.


Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2048.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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