Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Erasikles

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2060.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.65 gm.

Accession Number

04.1107

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: Rose on stalk with bud at right.
At left, crested helmet to right.
Inscriptions in Greek below and above.
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. 1214); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund