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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 84

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

64.1365

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins