Drachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Gorgos

Greek
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2067.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 4.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.1110

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, serpent-like hair and wings above, cord tied under chin.
Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right.
At left below, a star
Inscriptions in Greek above and at sides.
Beaded border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund