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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)


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.


Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.71 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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