Coin: Tetradrachm, Rhodes


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Artifact Identification Coin: Tetradrachm, Rhodes   (1900.63.0010)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, Greece, Rhodes, Rhodes
Period/Date Hellenistic Greece, 304-189 BCE
Culture Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 2.60 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 0.42 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 13.41 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Silver
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

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.

Comparanda N/A

"Aegean Coins: A slater from lesbos," 1989P.0035.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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