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Drachm of Smyrna with head of Apollo, struck under Dioskourides

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right. Reverse: Homer seated to left, right (?) hand raised to chin, left holding volume on his knees, transverse staff behind. Ground line. Inscription in Greek in right and left fields, downwards. Traces of a patronymic suggest this is a or the later...

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By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 12, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. for $ 175-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 170–160 (or 70–50) B.C.


Smyrna, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 181.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.81 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins