Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios
Late Classical Period
about 385–360 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2039.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.18 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair in flying locks.
Reverse: In depression, rose on stalk with erect bud at left.
Below at left, Greek letter, at right, caduceus upwards; inscription in Greek above rose.
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. 1203); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund