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Hemidrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

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Obverse: Head of Helios, with flaming hair, looking over his right shoulder. Reverse: In incuse square, PO. Head of Rhodos to right, wearing earring and necklace, her hair in a sphendone. [see media screen for inscription]

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, Classical Period, 408–400 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2035.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.89 gm.

Accession Number

01.5617

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins