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Coin of Cyzicus in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Commodus, struck under Naeb. Quintus Maximus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Hero Cyzicus stands at left, clasping right hand of Amazon Smyrna who stands at right, pelta on left arm, with double axe. Inscriptions in Greek around, in field, and in exergue. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By 1967: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, no. 7376); by 1977: with Auctiones A.G., Aeschengraben 14, Basel, Switzerland (auction 7, June 7, 1977, lot 376); purchased at Auctiones auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., September 14, 1977

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 180–192

Mint

Cyzicus and Smyrna (Alliance), Asia: Mysia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 42.5 mm. Weight: 32.29 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1977.602

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins