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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

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Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair flying loose. Reverse: In incuse square, rose on stalk with bud at left; at right, erect kerykeion. Above, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

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 Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 408–400 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2037.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 16.62 gm.

Accession Number

04.1096

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins