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Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

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Obverse: Head of Helios in front view, slightly to right. Reverse: Rose seen from the side. Bunch of grapes in field left. E below. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2046.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.71 gm.

Accession Number

11.1803

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins