Coin of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Sphairos
about 88–43 B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 198.
Diameter: 35.5 mm. Weight: 20.55 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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).
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour