Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aetion
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2059.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.98 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, almost full-front to right.
Reverse: Within a circle of dots, a rose with a bud on the right;
in field, left, a drinking cup (skyphos).
Inscriptions in Greek above and at left and right below.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund