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Coin of Smyrna with head of Cybele, struck under Theudeu[...]

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Obverse: Turreted head of Cybele right. Reverse: Aphrodite Stratonikis, in chiton and kalathos, stands right, left arm resting on short column, supports Nike holding wreath. Scepter between her and column. In field at right: Greek letter delta. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Smyrna, Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 5.62 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.787

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins