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Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Ainetor

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Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to left of full front, serpent-like hair, cord tied below chin. Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right; at left head of caduceus above, [inscription]; at sides, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

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 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

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. 2064.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.1111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins