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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 in flying locks. Reverse: In depression, rose on stalk with erect bud at left. Below at left, T; at right, head of kerykion. 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. 1203); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 385–360 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2039.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.1098

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins