Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Eukrates

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2057.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.80 gm.

Accession Number

01.5621

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, not radiate, three quarters front to right.
Reverse: Rose with a bud on the right.
In field, left, the head of a tripod.
Above: inscription in Greek. Below at left and right: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund