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Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Akesis

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Obverse: Head of Helios radiate slightly to right of full front; hair in loose locks. Reverse: In depression, rose with bud at right; at left small nude Apollo to right, lyre in left hand. Above, [inscription]; below, [inscription]. Beaded border. (see media screen for inscriptions)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1213); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 250–229 B.C.


Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2053.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.71 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins