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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Gallienus, struck under M. Aurelius Sextus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Gallienus to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Amazon Smyrna standing left, tetrastyle temple on right hand, bipennis, pelta, and chlamys in left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (said to be from the Visc. de Jonghes and R. Cyril Lockett Collections); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 13, 1967

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 260–268


Smyrna, Asia: Ionia


Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 5.88 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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