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Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Pergamum and Ephesus with bust of Antoninus Pius

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Obverse: Laureate bust of Antoninus Pius to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Cult-image of Artemis Ephesia flanked by a Nemesis at the left and Asklepios at the right. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue.

Provenance

By 1963: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Street, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XXI, no. 248); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 20, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 138–161

Mint

Smyrna, Pergamum and Ephesus (Alliance), Asia: Ionia and Mysia

Dimensions

Diameter: 36 mm. Weight: 24.50 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.229

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins