Didrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Mnasimachos

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2062.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.64 gm.

Accession Number

04.1108

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios radiate, full front; hair in loose locks.
Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right.
At left small Athena in long chiton and crested helmet, an aplustre in raised right 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. 1215); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund