Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aetion

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2059.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.98 gm.

Accession Number

01.5618

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, almost full-front to right.
Reverse: Within a circle of dots, a rose with a bud on the right;
in field, left, a drinking cup (skyphos).
Inscriptions in Greek above and at left and right below.

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