Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Helios, struck under Aristokritos

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


Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2055.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 13.64 gm.

Accession Number

97.423

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Helios, radiate, full front.
Reverse: Rose, with bud at the right.
Inscriptions in Greek above and at left, below.
On the left an aplustre.
Surrounded by dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund