Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios

Greek
Classical Period
387–360 B.C.


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2041.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 14.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.1100

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios slightly to right of full front, hair in flying locks.
Reverse: In incuse square, rose on stalk with erect bud at left.
Inscription in Greek above rose; at right, Greek letter and ivy leaf with berries.

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. 1205); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund