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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 incuse square, rose on stalk with erect bud at left. Below at right, [inscription]. and ivy leaf with berries. 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. 1205); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–360 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2041.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.1100

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins