Tetradrachm of Rhodes with head of Herakles, struck under Ainetor in the name of Alexander III of Macedonia

Hellenistic Period
189–166 B.C.

Mint: Caria (Islands off), Rhodes

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0702.


Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 17.12 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of young Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Within a circle of dots Zeus seated to left on a high-backed throne, his himation covering the lower part of his figure. He holds an eagle in his outstretched right hand, and a sceptre in his left.
In field, left, a rose and Greek letters PO. In field at right: inscription in Greek.
Plain exergual line, below which inscription in Greek.


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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund