In the beginning of the 3rd century BC, the Greek colony of Rhode started to mint silver drachmas, with a female head and the Greek legend Rodeton facing up and a rose on the back.
The head is represented in profile, decorated with a spiky hairstyle and with a triple pendant earring and necklace. The modelling was done following the best artistic tradition of simple Greek.
Rhode chose a rose for the back of the drachmas in a clear allusion to the name of the colony.
First third of 3rd century BC
Former collections of the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia