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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Nero (?), struck under Philistus and Eicadius

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Obverse: Draped bust of Nero to the right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Nike stands to right holding palm branch. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hans von Aulock Collection (SNG, von Aulock, no. 2204); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 50–54

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.519

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins