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Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Laodicea with bust of Marcus Aurelius, struck under Attalus Sophistes

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Zeus Laodikeus standing holding eagle and sceptre facing Zeus Akraios enthroned at right holding Nike and sceptre. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.


By 1963: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 18, 1963

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 169–175


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


Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 22.83 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins