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Coin of Smyrna with bust of Zeus Akraios

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Obverse: Bust of Zeus Akraios right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Griffin standing right, left forepaw on wheel. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Sir Hermann Weber Collection; 1918: purchased from H. Weber's estate by Spink & Son Limited, 17 & 18 Piccadilly, London, W 1 (L. Forrer, The Weber Collection, vol. 3, no. 6148 [as Rollin & Feuardent; ex Wigan Collection]); by date unknown; Brand Collection; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; probably acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III at the Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection (Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1, February 21-23, 1961); 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. 169–185

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

67.878

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins