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Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Gorgos

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Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, serpent-like hair and wings above, cord tied under chin. Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right; at left below, a star; above, [inscription]; at sides, P/O. Beaded border. (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 or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2067.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1110

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins