Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

Greek
Classical Period
387–360 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2044.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 15.24 gm.

Accession Number

97.421

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios almost full-front to right, hair loose and flowing.
Reverse: Rose, with bud at the left. On the right an aplustre.
Inscriptions in Greek in field above and at left, all within incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Bunbury, pt. 2, 271);
1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund