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Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Erasikles

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Obverse: Head of Helios radiate, slightly to right of full front; hair in loose locks. Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right. At left, crested helmet to right. Below and above, [inscriptions]. Beaded border. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

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. 1214); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2060.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.1107

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins