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Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Hermias

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Obverse: Head of Helios, facing, slightly to right. Reverse: Rose with bud on right side. Inscriptions in Greek above and below. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1968: with Kyriakos Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Kyriakos Sepheriades, September 11, 1968

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.51 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

68.547

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins