Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Artemon

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2065.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.36 gm.

Accession Number

01.5623

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate to right.
Reverse: In a shallow incuse square a rose with a bud on the right,
in field left, headdress of Isis (globe with plumes between serpents).
Above rose: inscription in Greek. In field: inscription in Greek.

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