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Coin of Laodicea in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Nero, struck under Anto. Zeno

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Nero to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bearded demoi of Laodiceia and Smyrna join hands and hold scepters. Inscriptions in Greek around and between them.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & Co. Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London (auction of the R. Cyril Lockett Collection, part XII, February 21-23, lot 2893); probably purchased at the Lockett auction by A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd., 1-11 John Adam Street, The Adelphi, London; probably purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III; 1998 year-end gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 63–68

Mint

Laodicea and Smyrna (Alliance), Asia: Phrygia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 12.55 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1998.621

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins