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Coin of Smyrna with bust of the Senate, struck under Pollianus

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Obverse: Draped bust of Senate right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Within tetrastyle temple Tyche stands left holding rudder and cornucopiae. Phiale in pediment. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: 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. 238–240

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 9.21 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.879

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins