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Coin of Smyrna with busts of Augustus and Livia, struck under Dionysius Collybas

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Obverse: Jugate busts of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, diademed, to right. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Aphrodite Stratonikis stands facing, holding scepter in right hand. Left hand rests on column and supports statuette of Nike holding wreath. At right, dove to left. Monogram below...

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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 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale 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, Early Imperial Period, about 10 B.C. (?)

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.28 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

63.3026

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins