Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Ainetor

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2064.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 1.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.1111

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to left of full front, serpent-like hair, cord tied below chin.
Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right.
At left. head of caduceus.
Inscriptions in Greek above and at sides.

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

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund