Hemidrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aristonomos (?)

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
360–304 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2050.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 1.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.1105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair flying loose.
Reverse: Rose on stalk with bud at right.
Monogram below in field at left; inscription in Greek above rose.
In field at left, prow of ship.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1212); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund