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Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Herakles, struck under Ainetor in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

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Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin. Border of dots. Reverse: Within a circle of dots [inscription]. Zeus seated to left on a high-backed throne, his himation covering the lower part of his figure. He holds an eagle in his outstretched right hand, and a sceptre in...

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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, 189–166 B.C.

Mint

Rhodes, Caria (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0702.

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number

01.5622

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins