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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aetion

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Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, almost full-front to right. Reverse: Within a circle of dots, PO, a rose with a bud on the right; in field, left, a drinking cup (skyphos); and above, [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2059.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.98 gm.

Accession Number

01.5618

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins