Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Akesis

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 250–229 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2053.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.71 gm.

Accession Number

04.1106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios radiate slightly to right of full front; hair in loose locks.
Reverse: In depression, rose with bud at right.
At left small nude Apollo to right, lyre in left hand.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1213); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund