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Drachm 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: In incuse square, rose on stalk with bud on each side. At right, [inscription].; 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, Classical Period, 387–360 B.C.


Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2043.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins