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Coin of Smyrna in alliance with Pergamum with bust of Caracalla, struck under M. Aurelius Geminus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Asklepios standing to right, facing Cybele seated to left. Inscriptions in Greek around, between figures, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


1892: Sir Hermann Weber Collection (purchased from A. O. van Lennep, Smyrna, 1892); 1918: purchased from Sir Hermann Weber's executors by Spink & Son, Ltd., 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, pt. 1, no. 6195); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 213–216


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


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 22.06 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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