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Coin of Smyrna with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, profile to right. Reverse: Homer? seated, profile to left [inscription]

Provenance

By 1888: with van Lennep, Smyrna; purchased by MFA from van Lennep, January 5, 1888, for $75.00 (this figure is the total price for 88.12-88.262)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Greek, Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 2nd–1st century B.C

Mint

Smyrna, Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.51 gm.

Accession Number

88.17

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins