User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Smyrna with seated figure of Homer

Start collecting

Obverse: Homer seated right, scroll in left hand. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Oak wreath, within which an inscription in Greek (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1964: Hans von Aulock Collection (von Aulock Sylloge, no. 2189); purchased by MFA from Hans von Aulock, September 23, 1964

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 198–202

Mint

Smyrna, Asia: Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.1364

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins