Coin of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Sphairos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 88–43 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 198.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

62.553

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, facing three-quarters to right.
Reverse: Full-blown rose to front, within oak wreath.
Inscriptions in Greek above and below rose.

Provenance

By 1962: with Edward Gans, Numismatic Fine Arts, 10 Rock Lane, Berkeley 8, California; June 6, 1962: purchased by MFA from Edward Gans for $ 295.- (this is the total amount paid for 62.512–62.554).

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour