Hemidrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

Greek
Classical Period
408–400 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2035.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 1.89 gm.

Accession Number

01.5617

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, with flaming hair, looking over his right shoulder.
Reverse: In incuse square head of Rhodos to right, wearing earring and necklace, her hair in a sphendone.
At left: inscription in Greek. At right: partial letter visible.

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