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Hemidrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aristonomos (?)

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Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair flying loose. Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right; in left field, prow of ship, and below, [inscription]. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1212); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 360–304 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins