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Medallion of Thyatira in alliance with Smyrna with bust of Senate, struck under T. Fab. Alphenus Apolinarius

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Obverse: Youthful bust of Senate right, draped. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Thyateira (a Tyche with statue of Apollo Tyrimnaeos) greets Smyrna (an Amazon, turreted). Altar between. Smyrna carries temple and double-axe. Inscriptions in Greek around and in exergue. (see media screen...

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Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; December 14, 1960: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 35.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 238–244

Mint

Thyatira and Smyrna (Alliance), Asia: Lydia and Ionia

Dimensions

Diameter: 43 mm. Weight: 33.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

60.1443

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Medallions