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Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Athens with bust of Commodus, struck under Ael. Heracleides

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Commodus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Winged Nemesis stands at left, bridle in left hand, plucking chiton with her right hand, facing Athena who holds patera in right hand. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media...

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By 1971: with A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London, W.C. 2, England; October 13, 1971: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd.

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 182–185


Smyrna and Athens (Alliance), Asia: Ionia and Achaea


Diameter: 30.5 mm. Weight: 14.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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