Coin of Rhodes with head of Zeus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 304–166 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 5.79 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.793

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Rose with bud on right.
Inscriptions in Greek in the field.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour