Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
360–304 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2048.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 16.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1101

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair in flying locks.
Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right and small bunch of grapes at left.
Below at left, Greek letter; inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund