Coin: Tetradrachm, Rhodes
|Artifact Identification||Coin: Tetradrachm, Rhodes (1900.63.0010)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A|
|Geographic Location||Europe, West, Greece, Rhodes, Rhodes|
|Period/Date||Hellenistic Greece, 304-189 BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Diameter)||2.60 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Depth)||0.42 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
This Greek coin is a silver Tetradrachm from Rhodes, an island in the southern Aegean Sea. It was struck sometime in the late 4th to early 2nd century BCE. The obverse is a facing forward view of Helios, the Greek god of the sun, who was worshipped on Rhodes. The reverse is a rose, the symbol of Rhodes and a pun on its name, with a bud on it. Above the rose are the letters ΡΟΔΙΟΝ (Rho Omicron Delta Iota Omicron Nu) denoting the coin is from Rhodes. Below the rose are the letters ΑΜΕΙΝΙΑΣ (Alpha Mu Epsilon Iota Nu Iota Alpha Sigma) that could be a magistrate’s name.
"Aegean Coins: A slater from lesbos," 1989P.0035.