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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Cybele, struck under Frontinus, Myrton, and Rhegeinus

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Obverse: Turreted, draped bust of Cybele right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Amazon stands left, spear in right hand, double axe in left. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Struck under Frontinus, Procos., ca. A.D. 83.


By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 2174); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 84


Smyrna, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 7.52 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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