2-drachma coin of Rhodes with head of Tyche (?)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about 2nd century A.D.


Mint: Asia: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 23.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.440

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Tyche (?) right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Helios, radiate, standing left, crowning a trophy which stands on a pile of shields.
Inscription in Greek around, right to left.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 9, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 1,221.00 (this is the total cost for 62.364–62.462)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour