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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aristokritos

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Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, full front. Reverse: Greek inscription. A rose, with bud at the right. On the left an aplustre and P. Surrounded by dots. [see media screen for Greek inscriptions]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 13.64 gm.

Accession Number

97.423

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins