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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under [Th]arsutas

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Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, facing three-quarters to right. Reverse: Rose with tendril and bud on right. At left, eagle with raised wings to right on torch. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek above and in left and right fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


1952: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Edward Gans, Hans M. F. Schulman, Henry Grunthal, and New Netherlands Coin Co., Inc., American Numismatic Society Convention Auction, Hotel Statler, 7th Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets, New York, N.Y., August 19, 1952, lot 2256; purchased at the auction by MFA for $57.50; accessioned September 11, 1952

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 304–166 B.C.


Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 197.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 13.52 gm. Die Axis: 12

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins