Flower Coin. Rhodes. 4th Century BCE. Letter Opener

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Flower Coin. Rhodes. 4th Century BCE. Letter Opener
Flower Coin. Rhodes. 4th Century BCE. Letter Opener
Details

Material: Brass with silverplate

Length: 7" / 18.5 cm

This silver tetradrachm of Rhodes was struck in the 4th century BCE.  On the obverse side of the coin is the head of Helios, the Greek sun-god.  The reverse side bears the inscription "Rhodes" in Greek and the emblem of Rhodes, the rose.  The name of the city is derived from the Phoenecian name vered (rose).

 

The source of the design of the Museum's adaptation is the reverse side of the coin.

 

This item comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a short description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.

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