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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

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Obverse: Head of Helios almost full-front to right, hair loose and flowing. Reverse: A rose, with bud at the left. On the right an aplustre. In incuse square. [inscriptions]. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Bunbury, pt. 2, 271); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–360 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.24 gm.

Accession Number

97.421

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins