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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)


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

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

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–240


Smyrna, Asia: Ionia


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

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The Ancient World


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