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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Julia Domna

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Obverse: Draped bust of Julia Domna to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Roma, helmeted, seated to left holding spear in left hand, tetrastyle temple in right. Shield beside spear. In field by temple, uncertain object (satyr mask?). Inscriptions in Greek around, in field left and right,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (auction of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward auction by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 211/212–217

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 19.07 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

63.2600

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins