Coin of Rhodes with head of Nero

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 62–68

Mint: Asia: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 22.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Radiate head of Nero to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Nike standing on prow, looking to left, wreath in outstretched right hand, palm in lowered left hand.
Inscription in Greek.


By 1898: 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. 6765 [as ex N. Dimitriou, Rhodes, 1898]); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, 1961, lot 2905); purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert St., 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