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Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Artemon

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Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate to right. Reverse: In a shallow incuse square, PO. A rose with a bud on the right, in field left, a disk flanked by serpents (Egyptian); and above, [inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657))

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2065.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.36 gm.

Accession Number

01.5623

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins