2-drachma coin of Rhodes with head of Nerva

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 96–98

Mint: Asia: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes


Diameter: 36.5 mm. Weight: 25.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Laureate head of Nerva to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Rhodes, standing to left, holds Nike in outstretched right hand, sceptre in raised left.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1891: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6766 [said to be from A. Lawson, Smyrna, 1891]); by date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (sale of the Lockett Collection, part IV, London, February, 21-23, lot 2907); purchased at the Lockett sale by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Place, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; October 11, 1961: 61.1039–61.1067 purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin and Sons, Ltd. for a total price of £ 1099/-/-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour