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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Demeter Horia, struck under Aph. Epictetus

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Obverse: Bust of Demeter Horia left, two ears of corn in right hand, cornucopia in left. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Amazon Smyrna stands to left holding pelta, chlamys and bipennis in left hand, tetrastyle temple on right. At left, prow. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By about 1961: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the R. Cyril Lockett Collection); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

Credit Line

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 244–249

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 11.96 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

67.877

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins